Even superstar Ed Sheeran needs some fashion reassurance before he goes rude.
But if one of your closest teammates is Elton John, you’re halfway to nailing him – as the bad-tempered singer told me at last night’s GQ Man of the Year Awards.
In fact, the Rocketman singer paired Ed with a Rainbow Versace blazer for the night.
Ed, who won Solo Artist of the Year last night and was presented with his award by Stromzy, told me: “It’s weird, I always hate suits and they make me feel uncomfortable – and Still something like this makes me feel good because it’s so out. Elton paired me with Donatella Versi and I thought, ‘Let’s go for it! It’s a big night and it’s great to be back. Why not? ‘
“I feel really good about it and it’s been a while since big events happened, so I’m here. I’ll feel less comfortable in a normal suit. It’s easier to live in.”
He added: “Before I came tonight, I showed the results to FaceTime Elton. He’s been taking off my boring wardrobe for years. I’m not really a fashion man but I had to start showing interest. – He likes it. Elton agrees – that’s it.
The star also told me that she is excited about the release of her new album Equals next month – and has every reason to have one, provided that her first tracks have already hit the charts.
The news of his return came after an 18-month hiatus in April when I revealed that he had been spotted making a video for vampire-like bad habits on a street in south London.
NICK Grimshaw was excited to return to the 2013 event with a radio personality gong.
He said of his trophy on Instagram: “GQ awards are always a hit and yet it is the most important thing in my house and a good weapon of murder should be to attack the intruder.”
Leo Island host Laura Whitmore also told fans on social media that she is happy to be “out” for her first major awards since the lockdown.
Ed joked: “Yeah, it wasn’t very sensible, was it? But it’s great, the track was coming out and I’m really happy with how it was received. The album is next month and it’s nerve-wracking. But it’s good to be back. I enjoyed a break but I’m excited to hear from people.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker and his son George were among the stars who walked the red carpet on the eagle, in stark contrast to last year’s event – almost the first time in its 23-year history. Happened
Maya Jama led the glamor in a dark black dress, while new mom Eli Golding chose a lilac frock for one of her first events since giving birth in May.
It was the brightest night since the easing of sanctions, with Idris Alba and his model wife Sabrina hosting the event at Tate Modern in London’s South Bank.
Among the winners of the night was Sacha Baron Cohen, who collected the Icon Award, while Footy Manager Gareth Southgate won the Inspiration of the Year Gong to lead England to the Euro 2020 final.
Sir Anthony Hopkins was nominated for the Legend Award. Bobby Gillespie. Paul Wheeler awarded the outstanding contribution.
Prince Dame also addressed the Heroes of the Year address via live video link to Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, DR Catherine Green and the team behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca Cove vaccine.
Hostess Idris Alba and his wife Sabrina must have been tired before the event started.
And Sabrina couldn’t be happier to see Anne Marie in the same outfit.
The awards didn’t start until 8pm after dinner – but they started rehearsing ten hours earlier.
After the ceremony, guests went upstairs to Tate Modern after a party – the first for a major awards show since 2020 Brits due to Cowade.
Arlo is a Raya player.
ARLO PARKS was named Breakthrough Music Artist of the Year but may be in the market for more than one trophy at night.
I’ve learned that Bert is looking for love on the winner celebrity dating app Raya.
The bisexual singer-songwriter has an account on a special service, which you can join only by being referenced by a user and then approved by a panel.
Other celebrities who have been known to use it in the past include Channing Tatum, Demi Lovato and Paul Meskel.
With so many stars in the room last night, she must have been spoiled for choice.
Forget the awards, these were the winners’ doll bags followed by celebrities.
Among them were more than 12,000 luggage, including a stay at the Nobu Hotel, a flight on a semi-private plane, a Santiago Watch boss, £ 200 earphones and a membership to The Ivy Club – valued at 7 1,750. ۔
But the items the winners want to gift again include a £ 45 bonsai tree lego kit and a sleeping mask that costs £ 50.
If I spend that much on masks, I won’t be able to sleep.
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I know Ann will laugh when she hears about the recent video shoot of Single Kiss My (Ah Oh) with My Little Mix.
The scene was set in a nightclub but the owners of the industry tried to ban it and Jade Thrallwal drank real wine.
Anne Marie told me: “They were trying to give us a fake S ** and we’re like, ‘No, give us some melibo and coke’. Finally they did.”
The single is currently number 8 on the charts.
EXES Stormzy and Maya Jama were in the same room for the first time when it was revealed that she was dating basketball player Ben Siemens.
They dated for four years until 2019, but then Maya spent the last Christmas together a month before she started dating an Australian NBA player.
Before the big night, where Stormzi presented Ed Sheeran with the Salo Artist of the Year award, Maya said on Instagram that she could not wait to become “Glamorous B *** H” and show off her clothes.