Alesha Dixon rocks gravity-defying hairstyle at the LGBT Awards

LGBT Awards: Alesha Dixon turns heads with a gravity-defying hairstyle as she, Pixie Lott and Christine McGuinness lead the stars on the red carpet

Alesha Dixon commanded attention on Friday with a gravity-defying hairdo and neon pink outfit as she joined Pixie Lott and a glamorous Christine McGuinness at the star-studded LGBT Awards in London. 

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 42, unleashed her inner unicorn with the unusual pointed hairstyle while Christine, 33, shined bright in a sparkling champagne pink dress and Pixie, 30, put on a leggy display in a black outfit. 

TV presenter Gok and Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK winner Lawrence hosted the star-studded event which saw Phillip Schofield, Demi Lovato and Spice Girls’ Mel C all scoop awards. 



Wow! Alesha Dixon commanded attention on Friday with a gravity-defying hairdo and pink outfit as she joined Pixie Lott and Christine McGuinness at the star-studded LGBT Awards in London

Alesha, who joined by her husband Azuka Ononye for the event, was seen sporting a satin mini skirt which she teamed with a pastel pink bralette, exposing her toned pins and washboard stomach at the event held at The Brewery.

She shrugged a statement oversized blazer over the top and accesorised with silver jewellery.

Her raven tresses were braided and moulded into an extreme high ponytail with a pink stone weaved into her locks. 

Keeping all of the focus on her cone-shaped hairdo, she opted for a soft make-up look. 


Bold: Alesha was seen sporting a satin mini skirt which she teamed with a pastel pink bralette, exposing her toned pins and washboard stomach at the event held at The Brewery

Modern touch: She shrugged a statement oversized blazer over the top and accesorised with silver jewellery

Couple outing: She was joined by her partner Azuka Ononye for the event

Elsewhere at the event, Christine wowed in a figure-hugging dress which boasted shimmering embroidery and sliver sequins. 

The plunging dress showcased her ample assets and was complete with feathered shoulder pads. 

Her rose gold heels could be seen peeking out from beneath her outfit as she amped up the sparkle with delicate jewellery. 

Christine’s blonde locks tumbled down her back while she opted for a full face of make-up. 



Attention to detail: The plunging dress showcased her ample assets and was complete with feathered shoulder pads


Belle of the ball: Elsewhere at the event, Christine wowed in a figure-hugging dress which boasted shimmering embroidery and sliver sequins

Gorgeous: Christine was later seen posing up a storm in the glamorous gown as she left the star-studded event

Christine was later seen posing up a storm in the glamorous gown as she left the star-studded event.

The blonde bombshell warmly embraced a group of fans outside the venue, before capturing some of her best angles while seated in a taxi. 

She appeared in great spirits, at times seen blowing a kiss at the cameras.  


Perfect from every angle: Christine appeared in her element, ensuring her best angles were captured by cameramen 

Sweet embrace: The blonde bombshell warmly embraced a group of fans outside the venue

Makeup in place: Christine drew attention to her flawless makeup, that stayed in place the entire evening 

In great spirits: Christine blew a kiss while seated in her taxi following the star-studded event 


Dazzling: Christine dazzled with her glamorous gown and serious bling as she posed for photos inside the taxi 

Also hitting the red carpet was Pixie who flaunted her impeccable style credentials in a black blazer dress and skirt with sequin encrusted cups sewn onto the exterior of the garment. 

She drew attention to her long legs with silver tasseled heels which perfectly complemented her dress, clutch bag and dangling earrings. 

The pop sensation slicked her signature blonde tresses away from her visage, which she enhanced with a dewy make-up look.

Meanwhile Anne-Marie nailed Gothic chic in a dress which featured a black velvet skirt. 


Beauty: Christine showed off her cleavage in the revealing gown, and playfully ran her fingers through her blonde tresses

Careful! At one stage, Christine appeared to have momentarily lost her balance in her heels 

The future’s bright! Christine looked simply gorgeous in the champagne pink gown and rose gold heels


Vogue: Meanwhile Pixie flaunted her impeccable style credentials in a black blazer dress and skirt with sequin encrusted cups sewn onto the exterior of the garment

United display: Pixie Lott was joined on the red carpet by her fiancé Oliver Cheshire who showed off his sense of style in an all black ensemble

The singer’s, 30, top featured a scoop plunging neckline to reveal her glowing décolletage and pert cleavage. 

Two sparkling brooches lined the centre of her waist, emphasising her hourglass curves.

Anne-Marie added height to her frame with black platform heels and accesorised with unique jewellery. 

Her pink locks were tucked behind her ears as she rounded off the look with a statement winged eyeliner. 

Meanwhile Joel Dommett arrived in style at the event with his wife Hannah Cooper. 




Black is always in fashion: Anne-Marie nailed Gothic chic in a dress which featured a black velvet skirt 



Here come the girls: Sinitta strutted down the red carpet in a red minidress while EastEnders’ Charlie Brooks looked lovely in a black star print gown 

The TV presenter, 36, looked dapper in a teal blazer with a crisp white shirt and blue bow tie underneath. 

Meanwhile Hannah highlighted her flawless figure in an orange and navy embroidered dress which showcased her endless legs.

Elsewhere, Gok Wan opted for an understated look which comprised of a corduroy longline jacket and black trousers. 

The fashion guru, 46, rocked his signature black glasses and a light dusting of make-up. 

His brunette tresses were transformed into a peroxide blonde hairstyle as he posed on the red carpet.  

Hot couple alert: Meanwhile Joel Dommett arrived in style at the event with his wife Hannah Cooper


Dresses to the nines: The TV presenter, 36, looked dapper in a teal blazer with a crisp white shirt and blue bow tie underneath

Boxer Nicola Adams attended the event with her girlfriend Ella Baig to celebrate the LGBT community. 

The former Strictly contestant, 36, dressed up in a mint green suit while her girlfriend showcased her petite frame in a polka dot dress.

Meanwhile Natalie Imbruglia sprinkled some sparkle on the red carpet with her black sequin embroidered gown. 

The singer, 46, draped a faux fur jacket over the top and boosted her height with patent heels.  


Low-key look: Elsewhere, Gok Wan opted for an understated look which comprised of a corduroy longline jacket and black trousers

Radiant: The fashion guru, 46, rocked his signature black glasses and a light dusting of make-up

Wrist candy: He delivered a peace sign, flashing a look at his timeless watch 

She enhanced her age-defying complexion with a soft make-up palette and styled her chocolate tresses in loose curls. 

Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson wore a blue military inspired jacket as she attended the LGBT awards at The Brewery.  

The Duchess of York, 61, cut an elegant figure in a blue midi dress, which she teamed with a military style fitted blazer of the same colour. 

In keeping with the blue theme, Fergie held a matching clutch in her right hand and peep toe court shoes with diamond butterfly detailing on the front. 

Her statement flame red locks were styled in a side parting and they cascaded over her shoulders in soft waves.


Together: Boxer Nicola Adams attended the event with her girlfriend Ella Baig to celebrate the LGBT community

 

Congratulations: Nicola looked proud as punch as she posed with her LGBT+ role model accolade



Sensational: Meanwhile Natalie Imbruglia sprinkled some sparkle on the red carpet with her black sequin embroidered gown

The Duchess later posed with drag queen Lawrence Chaney, and they both put on an animated display as they smiled for snaps at the red carpet event. 

Lawrence, 24, looked amazing as he donned a bright purple wig, and latex figure-hugging ensemble.  

She also posed with Gok Wan and Loose Women presenter Linda Robson, 63. Linda looked summery in a mid-length striped dress and a cropped denim jacket paired with a pink scarf around her neck, as she posed with her arm around the Duchess

Combining comfort with fashion, she wore sparkling pink flip fops which complemented her scarf. 

Looking chic: Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson wore a blue military inspired jacket as she attended the LGBT awards at The Brewery


Happy: The Duchess, 61, later posed with Drag Queen Lawrence Chaney, and they both put on an animated display as they smiled for snaps at the red carpet event

Fellow Loose Women star Denise Welch dazzled in a sequin blazer with matching high-waist trousers. 

She added height to her frame with open-toe heels and wore a black top, complete with a square neckline, as she stole the show on the red carpet. 

The actress, 63, added a pop of colour with red lipstick which perfectly matched her scarlet pedicure.  

Also at the LGBT Awards, Tom Read Wilson was impeccably dressed in a black blazer and fitted satin trousers. 

Trio: She also posed with Gok Wan and Loose Women presenter Linda Robson, 63

The Celebs Go Dating presenter, 34, pinned a tasteful gold brooch onto one lapel as he sported buckled loafers for the star-studded event. 

His chocolate curls were brushed to one side in a perfectly coiffed hairdo while his visage was enhanced with a flawless make-up look. 

Meanwhile presenter Lorraine Kelly represented the colours of the LGBT flag with a sparkling handbag, made to look like a rainbow. 

And Ella Henderson was a vision in a pastel blue blazer and straight-leg jeans with matching blue stripes trailing down each side. 

Friends: Linda looked summery in a mid-length striped dress and a cropped denim jacket paired with a pink scarf around her neck, as she posed with her arm around the Duchess 


Feeling summery: Combining comfort with fashion, Linda wore sparkling pink flip fops which complemented her scarf, while her fellow Loose Women star Denise Welch dazzled in a sequin blazer with matching high-waist trousers

The former X Factor prodigy, 25, wowed in her elegant outfit which she elevated with a pearl necklace, dangling earrings and a cream clutch. 

She displayed her flawless pedicure in studded white heels as she worked her best angles at the awards ceremony. 

Another drag queen at the event turned heads in a purple two-piece decorated with sequins and yellow flames. He dropped to the floor to do the splits, much to the surprise of fellow attendees. 

Former Blue singer Duncan James made an entrance in a tailored three-piece suit. Also, Dr Ranj Singh stepped foot onto the red carpet in a floral cream jacket. 

Representing the Labour Party, MP Dawn Butler wowed in a striking red kaftan. 

Touch of rouge: The actress, 63, wore a black top, complete with a square neckline, and she added a pop of colour with red lipstick which perfectly matched her scarlet pedicure


Dapper chap: Also at the LGBT Awards, Tom Read Wilson was impeccably dressed in a black blazer and fitted satin trousers

Plenty to smile about: His chocolate curls were brushed to one side in a perfectly coiffed hairdo while his visage was enhanced with a flawless make-up look

Stick to the theme: Meanwhile presenter Lorraine Kelly represented the colours of the LGBT flag with a sparkling handbag, made to look like a rainbow

Elsewhere at the LGBT event, Polly Money rocked up in a baker boy cap and grey suit with a white tee underneath. 

Kyle De’Volle slipped into a showstopper black gown which boasted beading and a plunging cross-over neckline, while Joe Black represented the colours of the LGBT rainbow in a bright purple suit. 

Suzi Ruffell looked dashing in a velvet tuxedo blazer and cropped trousers as she walked onto the red carpet. 


 Pastel dreams: Ella Henderson was a vision in a pastel blue blazer and straight-leg jeans with matching blue stripes trailing down each side

Poised: The former X Factor prodigy, 25, wowed in her elegant outfit which she elevated with a pearl necklace, dangling earrings and a cream clutch

Turn up  the heat! Another drag queen at the event turned heads in a purple two-piece decorated with sequins and yellow flames

Surprise! He dropped to the floor to do the splits, much to the surprise of fellow attendees



Dressed for the ocassion: Former Blue singer Duncan James made an entrance in a tailored three-piece suit

Effortlessly chic: Elsewhere at the LGBT event, Polly Money rocked up in a baker boy cap and grey suit with a white tee underneath



Make a statement: Kyle De’Volle slipped into a showstopper black gown which boasted beading and a plunging cross-over neckline

Well dressed: Meanwhile Holly Johnson looked stylish in a black suit which he teamed with an embroidered top and sparkling trainers 

Meanwhile Holly Johnson looked stylish in a black suit which he teamed with an embroidered top and sparkling trainers. 

Demi Lovato, Anne-Marie, Hillary Clinton and comedian Tom Allen lead the winners at the 2021 British LGBT Awards.

TV presenter Gok and Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK winner Lawrence hosted the star-studded event which saw Phillip Schofield send an emotional message when receiving a Special Recognition Award. 



Winners: L-R England footballer Conor Coady with his Football Ally Award, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard with her Online Influencer Award and Tom Allen with his Broadcasters, Journalists or Hosts Award

What a pair! Melanie C, 47, (right) scooped the Ally Award while Anne-Marie, 30, (left) bagged Music Artist of the Year

Accolades were also presented to Years & Years singer Olly Alexander, Spice Girl Melanie C, Premier League star Conor Coady and boxing champion Nicola Adams.

Global Ally winner Clinton, 73, joined the event via video and says should ‘could not be prouder’ to stand with the LGBT+ community. Meanwhile, Anne-Marie, 30, took home the MTV-sponsored Music Artist of the Year prize.

In a recent interview with Gay Times, the 2002-hitmaker revealed: ‘I’ve never ever just been attracted to men. I’ve never just been attracted to women.’


Fashion forward: Anne-Marie (left) nailed Gothic chic in a dress while Mel C (right) rocked a black pinstripe blazer and trousers, paired with a white sports bra

Champ: Spice Girl Melanie C scooped the Ally award. Having worked closely with drag collective Sink the Pink, the singer has been vocal about her support of the LGBT community

Girl power: Anne-Marie and Mel C posed for a photo with Natalie Imbruglia 

Spice Girl Melanie C, 47, scooped the Ally award. Having worked closely with drag collective Sink the Pink, the singer has been vocal about what a privilege it is to spend time in queer, trans and non-binary spaces.

The pop icon beat off competition from the likes of Michelle Visage, 52, and popular host Dermot O’Leary, 48, to take home the prize.

TV favourite Phillip, 59 – who bravely came out last year – with the strength of his former wife and daughters helping him, delivered an emotional video message as he received a Special Recognition Award at the ceremony. 

Comedian Tom Allen, who is currently presenting Cooking With The Stars with Emma Willis, was named Broadcaster Of The Year. 

Loved-up: Alesha and husband Azuka held hands as they made their way to the awards

Happy: Christine beamed for the  cameras as she stepped out in her very busty gown 


Taking time off parenting duties: The former Real Housewives of Cheshire star looked delighted to be dressed up for the night out



Making a statement: Pixie showed off her tanned legs in the structured minidress and wore her blonde hair slicked back 

Packing on the PDA: Nicola and Ella put on a united display as they stepped out hand-in-hand 

Meanwhile, England football hero Conor Coady won the Football Ally Award, which was introduced for this year only, to highlight the lack of gay, bisexual and gender expansive representation in the upper leagues of the sport.

Conor, 28, who is also the captain of Premier League side Wolves, has backed Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign to make football more inclusive for LGBT+ people. He said that he was ‘deeply honoured and incredibly proud’ to be recognised.

Organisations and big businesses with a track record of promoting equality and diversity were also recognised, including Sainsbury’s and Starbucks. UK Black Pride was also named as Charity Of The Year.


Leggy display: Charlie teased a hint of leg in the gown which had a thigh-high slit 

Extravagant: Sinitta struck a pose with James Charles who wore a red tartan suit 


Best fashion foot forward: Natalie (L) and Ella (R) were also pictured arriving at the event 

Commenting on the winners fashion guru Gok said: ‘So many brilliant and deserving LGBT+ people and allies have been recognised tonight. It is wonderful to be part of this event.’

Henry Gosling, Diversity And Inclusion manager from headline sponsor, Tesco, commented: ‘Tesco is proud to sponsor the British LGBT Awards and celebrate the great talent from the LGBTQ+ community, and to help recognise the great achievements businesses have made to become more inclusive to all.’

Jen Tippin, from the British LGBT Awards’ founding partner, NatWest, said: ‘2021 has been a year of change but also hope for the future, and during that time we have seen the LGBT+ community come together more than ever. 

Wow: Later in the evening, Charlie was all smiles as she exited the star-studded venue in the glamorous ensemble

‘NatWest has had a long and proud history of supporting the British LGBT Awards since becoming a Founding Partner and we are privileged to do so again this year’.

Awards founder, Sarah Garrett MBE, added: ‘We were so delighted to be able to host a celebration of the people working hard to advocate for and advance LGBT+ rights after what has been a difficult 18 months. All of the winners and nominees are incredibly deserving.’

Later in the evening, Charlie was all smiles as she exited the star-studded venue in the glamorous ensemble. 

Meanwhile, presenter Lorraine looked gorgeous as she left the event in the slinky dress.  

Party’s over: Meanwhile, presenter Lorraine looked gorgeous as she left the event in the slinky dress

2021 British LGBT Awards: Winners

CELEBRITY

Adam Lambert

Cara Delevingne 

Elliot Page

Jameela Jamil

RuPaul  

Andrew Scott

Demi Lovato – WINNER

Gillian Anderson 

Tan France

Willow Smith

MTV – MUSIC ARTIST

Anne-Marie – WINNER

Harry Styles

Jojo Siwa

Kim Petras

Rina Sawayama 

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

The 1975

MNEK

Sam Smith 

CELEBRITY ALLY

Charli XCX

Dermot O’Leary

Eugene Levy

George Clooney

Jane Fonda 

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Saunders

Jodie Comer

Melanie C – WINNER

Michelle Visage

BROADCASTER, JOURNALIST OR HOST

Dr Ranj Singh

Edward Enninful

Jamie Windust

Joe Lycett

Phillip Schofield

Rose & Rosie

Steph McGovern

Suzi Ruffell

Tom Allen – WINNER

Tom Read Wilson

MEDIA MOMENT

BBC America’s Killing Eve

CBBC’s The Next Step

Christmas romance Happiest Season

Mae Martin’s Feel Good

Netflix’s Haunting Of Bly Manor

Nicola Adams & Katya Jones on Strictly Come Dancing

RuPaul’s Drag Race features first trans Queen, Gottmik

Russell T Davies’ It’s a Sin – WINNER

Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood

Schitts Creek finale

SWINTON GROUP – FOOTBALL ALLY

Conor Coady – WINNER

Danny Welbeck

Gary Cahill

Gary Lineker

Graeme Souness

Hector Bellerin

Jamie Vardy

Jordan Henderson

Jurgen Klopp

Richarlison de Andrade

INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

Alex Kalomparis, Gilead

Jonathan Taylor, BNP Paribas

Josh Graff, LinkedIn

Julia Atwater, Atos

Lucy Bradbury, AECOM 

Lucy McKillop, Clear Channel

Nicci Take, Mercer

Paul Donovan, UBS

Richard Moor , National Grid

Stephen Jacques, Key Assets Group (Europe) – WINNER

HSBC UK – BUSINESS ALLY 

Alan Haywood, BP

Brian McNamara, GSK

Cait O’Riordan, FT

Carol Lukaszewicz, M & G

Emma Smith, Vodafone 

John Soutar, HomeServe

Jonathan Howe, PwC

Philipp Lohan, Nielsen

Sharon Hague, Pearson – WINNER

Tia Ferguson, NatWest

DIVERSITY HERO

Anthony Dunn, Johnson and Johnson

Chris Wilkinson, Homes England

Clare Coates, Barclays

Deon Pillay, LGIM – WINNER

Filipe Mota da Silva, Tata Consultancy Services

Lisa Pinney MBE, Coal Authority

Lynne Nicholls, Clarion Housing

Scarlet-Marie Morgan, Allianz

Scott Sallee, Dentsu International

Stephen Nutt, NSPCC 

MACQUARIE – FUTURE LEADER

Adam Shooman, State Street

Afonso Varatojo Januário, Schroders

Elliot Briery, Oliver Wyman

Harry Levey, Network Rail

Jennifer Spilling, Moody’s

Jung Wei Toh, HSBC UK

Justin Farrance, Allen & Overy – WINNER

Noémie Lefort, Warner Music Group

Tyler Lee, Unilever

Victoria Jackson, BLM Law

EXCEPTIONAL INCLUSION

Chris Kenna, Brand Advance

Claire Brody, Disney

Georgina Court, Clifford Chance

Greg Turner-Smart, Rolls-Royce

Guilherme Zardo Klein, Philip Morris agency

Gurchaten Sandhu, United Nation’s International Labour Organization – WINNER

Jessica Williams, Mace

Louise Bailey, SSE

Nigel Moralee, Sage (Accounting software)

Sarah Fennell, Macquarie  

NETWORK GROUP 

Emerge, ViacomCBS’ LHBT+ Employee Resource Group, Viacom

Jacobs – Prism Network, Jacobs

Just Eat Takeaway LGBT+ Network, Just Eat

[email protected], Sky

LGBTQ+ at Tesco, Tesco – WINNER

London Stock Exchange Proud Network, LSEG

[email protected], Airbus

[email protected], Shell

SEGA LGBTQ+ Network, SEGA

TalkPride, Talk Talk

TESCO – INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER OR COMPANY

Avanti West Coast

Capco

ITV

KPMG

Nestlé

O2

Sainsbury’s – WINNER

Tideway

TSB

Wickes

ONLINE INFLUENCER

Abigail Thorn

Adam Eli

Char Ellesse

Ericka Hart

Florence Given

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard – WINNER

Kate Moross

Marie Ulven Ringheim

Phil Lester

Yves Mathieu 

NETWORK RAIL – BRAND OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Argos

Cadbury’s Creme Egg

Calvin Klein

Clean&Clear

Fairy Liquid LGBT+ rebrand

GSK Consumer Healthcare (Sensodyne, Voltarol)

Marks and Spencer LGBT sandwich

Starbucks’ Name Advert – WINNER

Unilever (Lynx, Vaseline, Simple, Close Up)

Wagamamas gender neutral toilets

JOHNSON & JOHNSON – CHARITY OR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

Ban Conversion Therapy

Drag Queen Story Hour UK

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

Inclusive Mosque

It Gets Better

Just Like Us

Mindline Trans

Opening Doors London

The Outside Project

UK Black Pride – WINNER

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LGBT+ LIFE

DJ Ritu

Dr S Chelvan

Helen Jones

Holestar

Jim MacSweeney  

Leni Morris

Lou Englefield

Matthew Mahmood Ogston

Paul Martin OBE – WINNER

Reverend Jide Macaulay

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