Smiling through the heartache: Sugababe Heidi Range parties in Liverpool to forget about her recent split from Dave Berry
By Kirsty Mccormack
Last updated at 9:00 AM on 27th December 2011
She may have been on a night out but Heidi Range didn't look entirely happy as she partied on Boxing Day.
The 28-year-old Sugababe attended the festive party at new club PlayGround in her hometown of Liverpool but despite it being the festive season, she looked as though she was trying her best to smile.
Range announced her split from fiancé Dave Berry earlier this month, and despite it being amicable, she's obviously still hurting.
Smiling through the pain: Heidi Range forced a grin as she arrived for the Boxing Day party at new club PlayGround in Liverpool
Wearing a black leather mini dress, the singer looked as though she had lost weight - which is no doubt due to her recent heartache.
She teamed the sexy garment with a thin pair of tights, platform stilettos and a blue quilted Chanel handbag.
Range was obviously pleased to be back up north for Christmas to be close to her family, and was also excited about her night at PlayGround.
'Girls night out tonight. Happy boxing night all! x' she tweeted earlier in the evening.
The last few months must have been especially hard for the blonde star as her and Berry had planned to marry this Winter.
Slimmer already: The singer appeared to have lost weight since her split with fiancé Dave Berry which she announced earlier this month
However, the pair actually parted ways back in Autumn but just didn't announce the news until December 10.
Taking to her Twitter page, the pop star told her followers: 'Very sadly, after eight years together, myself and Dave decided to separate a few months ago. I wish him nothing but the best in life x'
No doubt Range had a fun night at the Liverpudlian club as she had plenty of guests to keep her entertained.
Also on the guest list was X Factor runner up Marcus Collins, former contestant on the show Rebecca Ferguson, the cast of Desperate Scousewives and WAG Alex Gerrard.
Gone their separate ways: Range and Berry were together for eight years and had planned to marry this Winter
But Range won't be spending too much longer in Liverpool as she prepares for her stint on ITV's Dancing on Ice.
The skating contest, which begins on January 8, will see Range battle it out against other famous faces to win the reality show.
However, this hasn't been an easy ride for the singer either as last week it was announced that her professional partner, Sylvain Longchambon, had been forced to pull out of the show due to an injury.
Range will be partnered with another professional but ITV are yet to announce who that will be.
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Desperate Scousewives meet Liverpool's finest! Amanda Harrington parties with WAG royalty Alex Gerrard on Boxing Day
By Holly Thomas
Last updated at 2:59 PM on 27th December 2011
Most of us are happy to spend Boxing Day curled up in front of the television, munching Christmas leftovers.
But it seems for the Desperate Scousewives crew there can be no respite from their relentless partying schedule.
Amanda Harrington and co-star Gillian O'Toole hit the opening of Liverpool's new PlayGround nightclub- where they met WAG royalty Alex Gerrard.
WAG meets (Scouse)wife: Not one to let Christmas get in the way of her party schedule, WAG Alex Gerrard hit Liverpool's PlayGround club opening last night, along with Desperate Scousewife Amanda Harrington
The 30-year-old wore her long blonde hair loose, and teamed her dress with a black clutch and heels.
Gillian O'Toole likewise ignored the December chill and opted for a sleeveless blue sequined number.
Scousewives: Amanda Harrington stepped out with co-star Gillian O'Toole and a friend for the opening of Liverpool's new PlayGround club last night
Like her fellow Scousewives she kept her tanned legs bare, accentuating them with gold heels.
Gillian kept her platinum blonde hair off her fave with a ponytail, choosing a gold clutch as her only accessory.
The girls were accompanied by their Scousewives co-stars, beauty therapists Chris and Mark Johnson White.
What baby weight? Despite giving birth less than two months ago and the usual festive temptations, Alex squeezed into a tiny pair pf black leather trousers
The pair appeared in better spirits following tension in recent weeks over arguments as to when they should adopt a child.
Mark even took to Twitter to address the argument in that night's episode- filmed several weeks in advance- writing: 'soooooooooooo emotional after tonights episode cant sleep tha upset i love my boo xxx'
Amanda seemed less bothered, tweeting 'Gutted I'm gonna miss #scousewives', but posting a pic of herself beaming later on accompanied by former X Factor contestants Rebecca Ferguson and Marcus Collins.
Glamour first: The girls looked as though they'd given second helpings a miss the previous day, while beauticians Mark and Chris Johnson White were as well-kempt as ever
Alex Gerrard meanwhile donned skin-tight black leather trousers and a white jacket embellished with black lace.
The 26-year-old looked in impressive shape considering that in addition to the usual temptations of the festive season to contend with, she gave birth less than two months ago.
She received special treatment during the night, as a a lap-dancing pole was put up next to her table and her guests were thrilled by an erotic dancer wearing little more than some body paint and a skimpy thong.
Newly single: Sugababe Heidi Range showed up flashing her now ringless fingerAccording to an onlooker, 'Alex was invited up to the stage to join the female dancer but she declined. There was also a woman on a trapeze swing next to Alex's table, and the night looked more like a circus event than a night club.'
Lourdes, Alex's third child with Premier League footballer Steven Gerrard, was born on November 2.
The couple are also parents to Lily-Ella, seven, and Lexie, five.
Newly single Sugababes singer Heidi Range hit the club as well, flashing her now ringless finger.
X Factor stars: Former contestants Rebecca and Marcus looked delighted to be there for the opening
X Factor stars Marcus Collins and Rebecca Ferguson showed up, and performed an impromptu duet of the Jackie Wilson classic Higher and Higher, which Marcus performed on the final night of X Factor.
A guest commented: 'It was amazing all eyes turned to Marcus when the track came on, he loved the attention and it was great to see him with Rebecca Ferguson as well it was like best of the X Factor for two years running.'
Say cheese! Amanda tweeted a snap of herself alongside Marcus Collins and Rebecca Ferguson
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