That's better! Jodie Marsh covers up her bulked up body in demure purple dress at Michael Jackson DVD launch


By Georgina Littlejohn

Pretty in purple: Jodie Marsh covered her bulky bodybuilder's physique under a chic grape dress as she attended the premiere of Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon

Since debuting her new bodybuilding figure to the world a month ago, Jodie Marsh has taken every opportunity to flaunt her muscles wherever she goes.

So it came as some aesthetic relief last night when the former glamour model covered up her ripped physique under a very pretty purple dress as she attended a film premiere in London last night.

Marsh, who is known for her outlandish dress sense, looked very demure in the grape-coloured frock, that ended below her knee and which she teamed with nude peep-toed heels with studded detail.

And although the dress was tight-fitting, it clung to her buff frame perfectly and made her look very feminine.

Her hair, usually scraped back from her face in a high ponytail, fell softly round her shouders, her sleek fringe giving her a much softer look.

Marsh, 32, was attending the launch of the DVD Michael Jackson: Life of an Idol at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square.

Much better: Jodie's muscular arms and many tattoos were still on display but she looked much more feminine in the purple frock

Letting her hair down: Jodie's brunette locks were loose and framed her face as she ditched the scraped back ponytail for a softer do

Clearly a big fan of the late megastar, Jodie, who has a tattoo of the King of Pop on her arm, took to her Twitter page before the event to announce that she was going.

She wrote: 'On my way to Michael Jackson World Premiere!!!!!!! His mum & family going to be there! So so nervous but excited all at same time.'

Later she added: 'I am the biggest Michael Jackson fan in the world and I'm at the premiere with his family. Awesome.'

Standing tall: Her shoulders back, Jodie looked in great shape, her months of hard work and dedication clearly paid off

And, once inside the cinema, she tweeted: 'Oh shit. Premiere hasn't even started & I'm in tears. As a Michael fan this is so emotional!! Everyone here loves him so much!!'

The film, directed by David Gest, covers Michael's tragic life from his childhood up until his death, offering insight from Gest's in-depth knowledge of the late star and his upbringing.

Family: David Gest, who directed the film, and Michael's brother Tito were also at the premiere