EXCLUSIVE Gossip: Capital Summertime Ball

Capital Radio’s Summertime ball must have been the most star-studded music event of the year so far. There were the divas (Rita Ora, Miley Cyrus and Jessie J), the girl bands (Little Mix) and several boybands like Rixton and Union J. Then Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran added some testosterone to the mix. Wembley Stadium was celebrity central!

There was a party atmosphere on stage and off. Trust me, I was there getting some backstage gossip and I’ve rounded it all up below.

Miley Cyrus


Miley had the headline set and she made it completely bonkers! Backstage she was walking round with giant rubber ducks that she then threw into the audience. She kept it in the family by introducing and dancing with her 14 year old sister before getting close to a dwarf and then a giant in a jumpsuit. Miley had the biggest dressing room, but what else would you expect from such a diva?

Rita Ora


Rita, looking fabulous in a red dress, sung her heart out to the crowd but backstage she had other issues. Her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris was also performing and they met for the first time at a Capital Radio event. They avoided each other backstage. Awkward!

Ellie Goulding


Ellie has fantastic legs so of course she wanted to show them off in shorts! I had to ask what her secret was and she revealed she had been taking classes at Barry’s Bootcamp in London, which is David Beckham’s favourite gym. Ellie has taken so many classes she is thinking of training to be a fitness instructor. I don’t know how she’d fit that into her schedule but it’s a nice thought.

Cheryl Tweedy


Cheryl is in love. She is dating a sexy French model and restaurant owner called Jean  Bernard Fernandez-Versini. She revealed ‘she is very happy’, which is good to hear. Cheryl deserves some happiness! On stage, she seemed glowing too. I loved her sports luxe look of a crop top and mini skirt.

Little Mix


Little Mix are the feistiest  girl band ever and they are buzzing right now as they’re being taken seriously in America. They’ve performed on The Today show, which is one of America’s most popular shows. However, I hope they can keep their energy levels up as they’re doing tons of summer festivals and jetting to the States in between each one. That’s a fantastic achievement for a band formed from the X Factor and all of the girls said they would definitely be tuning in – if their schedule allows – when it comes back for another series in September.

So there you have it – that’s the gossip from behind the scenes. With Glastonbury next weekend, the summer of music and partying is officially here. Enjoy!

Love Zoex

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

23rd June 2014
Written by Zoe Griffin