Lisa Armstrong’s incredible gesture on bride’s wedding day

Lisa Armstrong’s incredible gesture on bride’s wedding day

Lisa Armstrong has offered to do a bride’s wedding make-up after the person she’d booked to do it fell through. The Strictly Come Dancing make-up and hair chief was contacted by the bride on Twitter after her wedding make-up plans were thrown up the air with just TEN days to go.

Lisa is the head of hair and make-up on Strictly

Credit: Instagram @lisaamkup

The bride tweeted at Lisa: “Fancy doing my bridal make up in Essex? The woman who was due to it has messed me about.” Read more: Kate Silverton reveals her “special” treatment on Strictly Lisa, who is known for chatting with followers and responding to their messages, immediately replied: “When is it Hun? #happytohelpifican xx.”

The desperate bride said the big day is August 28, just ten days away, explaining: “Running out of time. I was going to do it myself but I’m awful on a good day!” Well, Lisa was quick to reassure the bride she wouldn’t have to do it alone, offering to attend the wedding with an assistant to do the entire bridal party’s make-up! She told the bride: “Well we can’t have that on your special day.” After gathering some details on where the wedding is and how many people, Lisa said: “Okay, sorted me and my assistant will be there. I’ll DM you now for details.” She added the hashtag, “can’t let the bride down.” Naturally the bride was over the moon that Lisa had saved the day! And, no doubt, because she was getting an award-winning celebrity make-up guru to beautify her on the biggest day of her life! Okay, sorted me and my assistant will be there. She quipped to Lisa: “That’s so amazing! Thank you so much. More excited about having my make up done that getting married!!!!” Lisa replied: “Haha that’s funny, we’ll look after you and make you look amazing!!” Lisa is an award-winning make-up expert

Fans were quick to praise Lisa for her generous offer. One wrote: “Such a kind & thoughtful gesture. So much respect & admiration for you Lisa xx.” Another remarked: “Lisa that is just such a lovely thing to do! You are actually amazing!! Huge respect to you, you make the world a nicer place and we could do with more fantastic people like you x.” A third fan agreed: “Fantastic gesture, shows true kindness & caring . Am sure you will do an amazing job.” Many others left similar comments – and begged Lisa and the bride to share some pics from the big day, too! Don’t miss out: Three steps to ensure you see all ED!’s latest news on Facebook Lisa is a hugely in-demand make-up guru who has worked on some of TV’s biggest shows such as Strictly, Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’s Got Talent. She’s won a Bafta Craft Award for her and her team’s work on Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly Come Dancing bookers redefine ‘celebrity’ – but you wouldn’t bet against them

Strictly Come Dancing bookers redefine ‘celebrity’ – but you wouldn’t bet against them

The excitement was building over at This Morning today as Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford prepared to reveal who from their team would be doing Strictly Come Dancing this year (well, there’s always one, isn’t there?)

Could it be Holly? (No chance ITV would allow their golden girl to do it, surely?)

Could it be Phillip? (Far too busy presenting his other 567 ITV shows, surely?)

Could it be Eamonn? (No chance the warranty on his new hips would allow it, surely?)

Could it be Rylan? (Too busy with Big Brother, surely?)

Eamonn and Ruth did let slip that the mystery person’s Strictly code name was Goat – which was apt, because they proceeded to milk the big reveal for the entire morning.

By 12.30, the secret was out. The show’s resident medic Dr Ranj Singh is swapping bedpans for jazz hands. Now, I’m not saying I was a tad underwhelmed by this news. But when the Beeb announced Doctor Who would be on screen this autumn, I didn’t think they were talking about Strictly. (NB: His presence will be totally worthwhile if, just once, Tess Daly encourages the voters to “keeeep Ranj Singh.”)

Ranj could be in good company, as the Strictly bookers appear to have redefined celebrity so that it includes YouTube bloggers and local radio DJs. Well, unless they signed Vick Hope from Capital Radio by mistake when they were trying to get Bob from Emmerdale’s wife. That’s their prerogative, of course. And, with a format as strong as Strictly’s, you wouldn’t bet against it being another successful series. I really hope they announce one or two genuine A-listers before the show starts next month, though. Otherwise, on opening night they’ll have to grind all the glitterballs down and turn the blowers on to full.


Who is Stacey Dooley – the journalist who has joined the Strictly 2018 line-up?

Stacey Dooley is the eighth Strictly Come Dancing contestant (PA)Presenter and journalist Stacey Dooley has been revealed as the seventh person to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up. Speaking on the BBC website she said ‘I’m looking forward to throwing myself completely into it all. ‘I wanna get super fit, nail the routines, and live my best life in all the fancy outfits!” Stacey first appeared on TV when she took part in the BBC documentary Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts which was released in 2008. The series saw a group of fashion-obsessed people travel to India to see how clothes were made for British retailers. Her popularity on the show led to her starting her own series on BBC called Stacey Dooley Investigates. The success saw her cover various topics including poor working conditions, child labour and sex slavery in developing countries.

Other documentaries that she has worked on include My Hometown Fanatics, Stacey Dooley in Cologne: The Blame Game and Young Sex For Sale In Japan. She has also presented a show on CBBC called Show Me What You’re Made Of which saw British children experience the life child factory workers from abroad. In 2015 she published her first book called On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back where she talks about the various women that she has met during her time travelling and producing various documentaries. As part of the Queen’s 2018 birthday honours, Stacey Dooley was awarded an MBE for her services to broadcasting.

Stacey joins the current line up of  Katie Piper, Faye Tozer, Danny John-Jules, Joe Sugg, Vick Hope, Graeme Swann and Dr Ranj Singh, with more being announced soon.

BBC’s Dan Walker says he’s NOT doing Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be

BBC’s Dan Walker says he’s NOT doing Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has confirmed he’s definitely not taking part in Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be. The host of Football Focus took to Twitter to reply to lots of rumours about his presence on the show, saying they were “not true.” However, a typo meant he sadly set fans into hysterical panic as he seemed to accidentally confirm he WOULD be taking part in the show. He tweeted: “Now then… the rumours are not true.

“I am 100% doing @bbcstrictly this year. Too busy with life, @BBCBreakfast, Football Focus & a new quiz on @BBCOne starting next month called #ChaseTheCase.” Despite trying to promote his new quiz and other shows, he left a very important word out of his tweet, and had to clear up the fact that he was definitely not going to take part. His fans went mad when they thought he might be in the show, but he quickly cleared up what happened.

He tweeted again: “Ooops! NOT DOING Quite an important word to miss out. I shall be watching from the safety of the sofa,” he tweeted later. Dan even confirmed the fact he wouldn’t be on the show again, adding #not at the end to affirm the truth. He is one of many rumoured to be joining the BBC show, with names such as Cheryl, Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and Blue’s Lee Ryan, along with YouTube star Zoella’s brother, Joe Suggs.

Strictly 2018 line-up rumours At present, none of the potential line up have been confirmed, but Dan’s made sure to confirm his non-presence in the line up as definitely as possible. Along with Dan, stars Ben Shephard, Corrie’s Catherine Tyldesley and Maya Jama have ruled themselves out of the running for the show, while Michelle Keegan’s husband Mark Wright confirmed she too was “too busy with other projects” for the reality series. Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to the small screen in the autumn.


Cheryl’s career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl’s career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl – born Cheryl Tweedy in Newcastle in 1983 – first rose to fame in 2002 by taking part in a reality TV programme Popstars: The Rivals.

She, along with Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle, won a place in girl group Girls Aloud and went on to score the Christmas number one of that year with their debut single, Sound Of The Underground. The group had a total of four UK number one singles and 21 UK top 10s, according to the Official Charts Company.

In 2009 Girls Aloud announced they were taking a short break but reunited in 2012 for their 10th anniversary. In March 2013, after their final concert in Liverpool, they announced on Twitter that they were splitting up indefinitely.

Cheryl launched a successful solo career and has released four solo albums – 3 Words, Messy Little Raindrops, A Million Lights and Only Human, her most recent effort, which came out in 2014. The pop star recently revealed she is working on a new album, which has been co-written with her former Girls Aloud co-star Roberts.

As a solo artist, Cheryl has had five number one singles and two number one albums. As well as her music career, she has enjoyed a run of high-profile TV jobs. The 35-year-old joined The X Factor as a judge in 2008 and during that time she mentored two winners – Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry. She left the show in 2010 before re-joining in 2014, following a short stint as a judge on the US version of The X Factor in 2011.

She was sensationally fired by Simon Cowell before the show even aired. She later said in an interview with the Evening Standard magazine that Cowell had done the “right thing to remove her”. “I was suffering from a lot of things – heartache, confusion – I was in a dark place,” she said.

Following her X Factor return in 2014, she remained for two series, and in 2015 mentored runners-up Reggie N Bollie. In 2017, she made a brief return to The X Factor to help Cowell during the judges’ houses stage.

Cheryl welcomed her first child in March last year, a son called Bear, with now-ex partner Liam Payne, of One Direction fame.

The singer is very involved in charitable work and has set up her own organisation alongside The Prince’s Trust – Cheryl’s Trust. Earlier this year she opened her centre in Newcastle. She said she still relates to young people in the North East, despite her fame and success. “You never forget,” she told the Press Association. “I have never forgotten how I felt as a teenager. “It’s tough growing up in the North East, especially now the unemployment rate is ridiculous.

“So, if we can help one, two, three, four people a year, let alone thousands or hundreds, get a job or get on their feet with their own business, then I have done more than my fair share.”

In 2003, Cheryl was charged with assault after becoming involved in an incident with toilet attendant Sophie Amogbokpa at a club in Guildford, Surrey. She was later cleared of the racially aggravated assault charge against her but was found guilty of assault and was ordered to pay a £3,000 fine and complete 120 hours of community service.

She will appear alongside Glee star Matthew Morrison and Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse as a dance captain on BBC One’s new show, The Greatest Dancer.