Exclusive Gossip: Inside Very’s Celebrity Pool Party

It’s official – we #CantWaitForSummer!

This hashtag was trending on Twitter on Wednesday night as Very hosted a pool party in London’s gorgeous Haymarket Hotel, beside a pool lit by scented candles.


There were laias of Hawaian flowers, there were luscious drinks flavoured with passion fruit and elderflower and there were a lot of lovely celebs, all getting excited about the summer – just like us.

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I was in celeb heaven and chatted to everyone to get the juiciest gossip. So if you want to know exclusive things about your fave celebs, this is what I uncovered:

Tanya Burr


First of all, Tanya looked so cute in her summery floral dress that I had to ask what she was wearing. It’s a Love Label floral peterpan collar dress

Tanya had a super busy afternoon, as she met lots of competition winners at the hotel to talk all things summer beauty and fashion. What did she say? Don’t pile on the foundation in summer, make sure you have waterproof liner and waterproof mascara and nude lipgloss complements a tan. Those three tips impressed me so much I forgot to smile when I asked for a photo with her. Oops!

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Amy Childs


Amy has been a redhead for so long that I almost didn’t recognise her with blonde hair as she arrived at the party. It’s only because she was wearing a bodycon dress from her own collection – the Amy Childs Janice contrast peplum dress that made heads turn and made me study her face more.

‘I’m still getting used to it,’ she moaned. ‘But they say blondes have more fun and I’m having fun tonight, so I’ll get used to it.’ Amy has her own salon in Essex and she’s been getting summer ready there with non-surgical lipo and tanning treatments. No wonder she looks so hot – she’s been putting the work in. I’m glad she said she was having fun as she deserves it!


Rosie Fortescue, Binky Fesltead and Lucy Watson from Made In Chelsea


Now this is exciting news as the girls told me the next series will be filmed in Hollywood. However, only 10 members of the current cast get to go and its not been announced who it is. That sounds competitive. Lucy is wearing a Love Label polka dot jumpsuit and Binky’s fabulous floral dress is the Samantha Faiers printed scuba dress


Chloe Lewis


The Only Way is Essex newcomer Chloe Lewis, who’s been caught up in a love tangle on the show, has no regrets about signing up to the ITV Be reality programme. She said it’s opened up new opportunities for her and she wants her own fashion range soon. In the meantime, she supported her Essex pal Samantha Faiers by wearing the Samantha Faiers stripe shorts and Samantha Faiers stripe top.




Zoe Hardman and Sarah Harding


Now lets just take a moment to admire Zoe Hardman and the pool she’s standing by. She echoed what I was thinking, saying she wished she could take off her clothes and jump in! However, she had a to do a Hed Kandi radio show after the party, which put her off as she didn’t have a change of clothes. Shame!

She had something in similar with Sarah Harding – can you guess what it is?


The answer is they are both wearing items from Very. Zoe’s is the Rochelle Humes three-quarter sleeve stripe a-line coat and Sarah’s is the super glam Rochelle Humes strappy jumpsuit

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Danny Jones and Georgia Jones

Danny and Georgia, who’ve only been married 9 months looked a glam couple as they arrived.


But I stole Danny away to get some goss, as you can see by this pic

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I was really moved to hear that Danny was really loved up – it was so sweet! He said he can’t wait to have babies like his bandmate Tom Fletcher. The couple are going on holiday to America next week – maybe they will start trying there? One thing’s for sure is Georgia and Danny’s baby would be gorgeous.

Lauren Pope and Ferne McCann


And finally, Lauren and Ferne told me they were both working hard so are in desperate need of a summer break. Ferne has a food and fashion blog and Lauren has a very successful fashion range. It’s good to see a new wave of women entrepreneurs. Good luck to them.

That just about sums up the night, and according to the calendars, the official start date for summer is 21 June. I hope that the summer is filled with lots more celebrity parties. I will bring you all the goss, of course! Are you ready for Summer?

Love Zoex

PS For more fashion and celebrity gossip check out my celebrity lifestyle blog Live Like a VIP

30th April 2015
Written by Zoe Griffin