Oh dear! Natalie Cassidy looks worse for wear as she heads home after celebrating her birthday with TOWIE's Mick Norcross


By J J Anisiobi and Fehintola Betiku

Although it's said that life begins at 40 but it's important to celebrate every birthday leading up to that milestone.

Ringing out what is set to be her last year in her twenties Natalie Cassidy was pictured looking blurry-eyed as she hopped into a white limousine after a night out celebrating her 29th birthday.

The former EastEnders star had been hanging out in the Sugar Hut with, club owner and the star of The Only Way Is Essex, Mick Norcross who was also making a toast to his birthday.

You only live once: Natalie Cassidy looked worse for wear as she headed home after a night out in Essex

As she left Brentwood hotspot, Cassidy needed the assistance of her friend to get into the car as she appeared to be quite tipsy, and once inside her friend stroked her face and it wasn't long before she seemed to doze off.

The mother-of-one, who is 29 today, wore a short low cut gold sequined dress which showed off her cleavage and she let her loosely curled short brunette hair fall just above her shoulders.

The birthday girl fully embraced the stereotypical Essex girl image by turning up with a tan and wearing long fake eye lashes which she took off before the night was over.

What are friends for: The former EastEnders star was pictured as her friend stroked her face

Someone had a good time: The 29-year-old showed off the signs of a good night as she made her way home

Mick had advertised his birthday on the Sugar Hut website and promised that the night would be the 'party of the year'.

The website read: 'This Friday will see Sugar Hut Owner Mick Norcross throwing the party of the year for his Birthday.

'He has invited everyone along to celebrate and have a drink with him. You've seen him on the TV, now come and meet him for real.'

And from the looks of it he treated the ex Strictly Come Dancing contestant like a true star and gave her access to the VIP area and kept her refreshed with rose champagne.

He thanked her for attending his club and uploaded a picture of them from inside the club.

The caption read, 'Thank you to @Nat_Cassidy for choosing to celebrate your birthday @sugarhut ! X'

Both celebrants had clearly been looking forward to the party as on Thursday they both took to their Twitter accounts to express their excitement.

Mick tweeted, '@Nat_Cassidy hope you got your dancing shoes on ! X'

To which she replied, '@micky_norcross dancing shoes at the ready and tan as dark as I can get it.. See you tomorrow! X'.

Surprisingly this morning Natalie was obviously not feeling the effects of the alcohol as she tweeted about her first birthday treat of the day which came from her two-year-old daughter Eliza.

She tweeted, 'I'm sat in bed and Adam has taught Eliza 'happy birthday to you'... She's saying happy...to you mummy. Love her.'

Home bound: Natalie appeared to be ready for bed as she sat in the white limo