Friday, 18 June 2010

Sugababes at Pre Wimbledom Party

Sugababes star Heidi Range has a Marilyn Monroe moment as wind lifts up her dress at pre-Wimbledon party

By Sarah Bull
Last updated at 11:25 PM on 17th June 2010

It's a scenario most women are familiar with - you wear a pretty dress to a party, but are caught out when the wind blows and lifts up your skirt.

But the incident must be even more embarrassing if you are one third of one of Britain's hottest girl groups, and posing on the red carpet in front of hundreds of photographers.

That's exactly what happened to Sugababes star Heidi Range tonight as she attended the pre-Wimbledon party at the Kensington Roof Gardens.

Jade Ewan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range

Whoops! Sugababes star Heidi Range grabs hold of her skirt as a huge gust of wind blows it up outside the Kensington Roof Gardens. She posed with fellow Subabes Jade Ewen (left) and Amelle Berrabah

Heidi Range
Heidi Range

Hold on tight: Heidi blushes and giggles as she keeps a firm grip on the pretty pink dress

Wearing a pretty pale pink dress with silver embellishments and matching nude heels, Heidi was caught out by a sudden gust of wind which caused her to quickly hold the dress today to prevent any embarrassment.

The situation was reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe's scene in The Seven Year Itch, where her white dress is blown up when she stands over a grate in the ground.

Blushing and giggling, the 27-year-old singer saw the funny side of the situation as she posed with fellow Sugababes stars Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen.

But thanks to their tight-fitting dresses, neither Amelle nor Jade were affected by the wind.

Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand

Controversial friends: Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross grin for photographers as they pose on the red carpet

Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand

Arriving in style: The pair had earlier made an entrance in Ross's Morgan 4x4, which was decorated with England flags

While Jade co-ordinated with Heidi in a similarly-coloured strapless dress, Amelle went for her trademark black in a strapless bustier dress which she teamed with a pair of red sparkly heels.

Other stars to attend the event included tennis sisters Venus and Serena Williams, who contrasted in black and white dresses, and fellow player Maria Sharapova, who sparkled in a bronze sequinned number.

Gavin Henson, who showed no sign of any strain following his split from Charlotte Church last month, looked tanned and happy in a purple shirt, jeans and his favourite blue jacket.

Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Maria Sherapova

Tennis stars: Sisters Serena (left) and Venus Williams went for contrasting looks in black and white while Maria Sharapova in a bronze sequinned minidress

Comedian Russell Brand arrived with presenter Jonathan Ross in Ross's Morgan 4x4 vehicle, which was decorated with England flags ahead of the England vs. Algeria match tomorrow.

The pair, who caused controversy when they famously left rude voicemails for Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, have reunited ahead of Brand's reported appearance on Ross's final Friday Night With Jonathan Ross show.

The party comes ahead of the start of the 2010 Wimbledon tennis tournament on Monday.

Gavin Henson
Gavin Henson

Happy: Gavin Henson showed no sign of his split from Charlotte Church, and looked tanned and healthy

Venus, 30, who has won the championship five times, and has reached eight of the 10 finals she has played in, said she is looking forward to playing in the championship.

She said: 'Playing on grass is, you know, one of my favorite things to do.

'I think it's definitely a lot easier to play at a tournament where I've been so successful. Obviously, Wimbledon is one of them.'

Michelle Mone
Holly Branson
Elen Rivas

Pretty colours: Ultimo boss Michelle Mone (left), Holly Branson (centre) and model Elen Rivas

But one of Venus's main competitors will be her sister Serena, who has won Wimbledon three times and is currently the number one ranking tennis player in the world.

Serena said recently: 'It's amazing. We work really hard, Venus works even harder than I do.

'We really fight and do the best we can to be the best that we can be. That's what we play for and we both want to be number one.'

Holly Branson, the daughter of Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson, also attended the event looking pretty in a strapless floral dress while Ultimo mogul Michelle Mone went for drama in a vibrant keyhole number.

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard's ex-fiancée Elen Rivas went for the medieval look in a long sleeved, full-length pink dress, with her hair teased into tumbling curls.

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