arrives at the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Photo: © Frank John for

IMG 1139b Pixie Lott and the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards. Arrival Photos Part 1

Pixie Lott arrives at the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Photo: © Frank John for

The 2013 Pride of Britain Awards were held last night at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair London. Huge arrival list for this event as you can imagine with celebrities from all walks of life.

Delay on publication of these photos due to a media request and the incredible amount of interest in these photos! Full length, portrait shots, close ups and candid moments. All shots taken from within the red carpet arrival staging area from the crowds. What I call “eye of the storm” shooting. Pushing, shoving, bits of paper in the air, clipboards, screaming and mass hysteria plus the rest. Buckle up and enjoy the ride is my motto.

Pixie Lott  grabs the headline in Part 1. Do I really need to explain why? What can I say……..blinding photo!

Due to the huge quantity of photos names will be added later. Photographic results below.

 Pixie Lott and the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards. Arrival Photos Part 1

cara delevigne IMG 8172b Cara Delevingne and the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 London. Arrivals Photos Part 2

Cara Delevingne arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for

Part 2 of the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards held in Berkeley Square in Mayfair in Central London on 4 June. Vuctoria Beckham claimed the Woman of the Decade Award , that’s got to be the one to win and congratulations to her. Rita Ora claimed the solo artist award and with the amount of headlines generated by her over the last few months again another deserved win. Please to see The Saturdays getting the recognition they deserve with the Best Band award. Full winners list below and Gallery Part 2 after the jump.

She didn’t win an award but the fashiom model  Cara Delevingne billed as the new Kate Moss who is always grabbing the headlines did it for me on the arrivals at the event and grabs the headline photo for Part 2. Such a character! Victoria Beckham is featured further down this article who also looked on the money.

With a huge guest list grab an alphabetical list of the names that arrived below.

Guest List

Amanda Byram, Amanda Holden, Andrew Flintoff, Blake Harrison, Brooklyn Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Caroline Winberg, Damian Lewis, David Gandy, Ellie Goulding, Emma Willis, Fearne Cotton, Frankie Sandford, Hayden Panettiere,Helen McCrory, Henry Holland, Jason Derulo, Jenna-Louise Colemanm, Jeremy Irvine, Jessie J, Joan Collins, Joanne Froggatt, Jourdan Dunn, Juno Temple, Keisha Buchanan, Kelly Hoppen, Kirsty Gallacher, Kylie Minogue, Laura Haddock, Laura Whitmore, Lisa Snowdon, Miranda Hart, Mollie King, Mutya Buena, Myleene Klass, Naomi Campbell, Nicola Adams, Percy Gibson, Rachel Flintoff, Rebel Wilson, Rita Ora, Samantha Barks, Toby Stephens, Una Healy, Vanessa White, Vicky McClure, VV Brown and Zosia Mamet

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Victoria Beckham arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for

Winners List and Gallery Part 2 (more…)

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Rita Ora arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, London. Photo Frank John for

The 2013 Glamour Awards in association with Pandora were held in Berkeley Square this evening on 4 June and this event is a red carpet fashionsita extravaganza. Bit of a big one this in the red carpet events calendar and a magnet to female stars not only from here in the UK but quite a few Hollywood types make it over to this event to grace the red carpet.  Would I miss this.?Don’t be silly!

The Glamour Awards is hosted by Glamour magazine every year in Mayfair and has been since 2003 to hand out the Woman of the Year awards to honor extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields. Categories include


Man of the Year
Editor’s Special
Outstanding Contribution
UK TV Actress
US TV Actress
UK Solo Artist
TV Personality
Radio Personality
Film Actress
Theatre Actress
Fashion Designer
Accessories Designer
Comedy Actress
Pandora Breakthrough Artist

Names at this years event included   Kylie minogue, Rita Ora, Cara Delevigne, Myleene Klass, Victoria Beckham, Ronnie Corbett. Joan Collins, The Saturdays, The Original Sugababes and the list goes on.   Not forgetting myself of course located with a few other photogs and the film crews at the entrance to this event! Get the full red carpet arrivals guest list in 2013 Glamour women of the Year Awards Part 2

2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards Gallery Part1 (more…)

IMG 7614b Geri Halliwell and the 2013 Ivor Novello Awards London. Departure Photos

Geri Halliwell causes chaos as she leaves the Ivor Novello Awards in London     Photo:  Frank John for


The 2013 Ivor Novello Awards were held yesterday afternoon at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in London an event which traditionally honours hit writers from the world of rock and pop. Thought I’d take a look and see what was going down……if anything.

Emeli Sande and Calvin Harris seemed to dominate the headlines for this event which had a guest list including Alt-J, Ben Howard, Beverley Knight, Calvin Harris, Cerys Matthews, Gavin Rossdale, Geri Halliwell, Jake Bugg, Katy B, Liam Gallagher, Lianne La Havas, Lily Allen, Michelle Gayle, Natasha Khan, Noel Gallagher, Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman, Richard Jones, Sarah McDonald, Shaznay Lewis and not forgetting The Maccabees.

Passed on the arrivals for this event and thought why not try Departures for a change and see whats cooking.  Wrong move! Turned out that some paps thought “Yesssss this is the place to be” as well and it turned into be a bit of rugby match free for all. What fun? Maybe I should have gone to the slightly more civilised arrivals after all…… or maybe one of the other 3 events on that night far away somewhere else. Hmmmm?

Geri Halliwell seemed to cause absolute chaos when she left the event and she dominates the photo gallery.

Results of this photographic wrestling extravaganza below.? (more…)

IMG 7481b Sony Radio Academy Awards London. Arrivals Photos

Myleene Klass arrives at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in Park Lane London   Photo:  Frank John for

The Sony Radio Academy Awards were held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in Central London. This event celebrates the best in radio and awards accordingly. Stars from all walks were here with a particularly strong showing from music. Robbie Williams and The Saturdays were billed as part of the live acts at the event (they arrived before I got there according to the video crew).

Managed to get shots of Cerys Matthews, Mylenne Klass, Caroline Flack, Tulisa Contostavlos, Dermot O’Leary and more.

Myleene Klass grabs the headline, she just seemed to have the sheer star power on the night and the shot above may be the only one that was taken of her getting out of the car from that position which was close.  Superb shot if I say so myself! Tulisa was also on the money firing on all cylinders with a new hair look….very nice indeed … of her below. Some shots taken about 3 feet away.

Winners List, Behind The Scenes and Gallery after the jump (more…)

IMG 6525b Leigh Francis and the 2013 TRIC Awards London. Departure Photos and Winners

Keith Lemon of Celebrity Juice is now the proud owner of a TRIC Award at the 2013 TRIC AWARDS held at The Dorchester in London

The 2013 TRIC Awards were held yesterday at The Great Room at the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane in Central London and there was a huge turnout from Brit TV and Radio stars for this event. Just happened to be passing when the stars were coming out of the door. Very handy indeed!

A few photos taken at this event not from arrivals but from the stars leaving the event with quite a few willing to pose with their awards after the celebrations. Names include Carol Kirkwood, Leigh Francis,  Sian Williams, Shane Ritchie and more.

Winners list and gallery below. Information courtesy The TRIC Awards Official Website at

 2013 TRIC AWARDS Gallery Departures (more…)

IMG 5172a tulisa contostavlos 533x800 Tulisa Contostavlos and the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards at the V & A, London. Photos Part 3 and Winners!

Tulisa Contostavlos at the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards at the V & A, London. Photos: Frank J

Part 3 of the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards which was held last night at The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) Knightsbridge, London.

Tulisa Contostavlos or Nicole Scherzinger for the headline was a tough one. Got eye contact from Tulisa so she steals the show. She was there in Canary Yellow with X Factor finalist Ella Henderson and Tulisa was showing her the red carpet ropes and how to pose for the photogs, all done in a subtle way of course. Both looked red carpet showstoppers as well on the night. Nicole wins the best pose award at the Cosmo Awards. She’s got the red carpet moves!


All posh and swanky stuff. Further photos from the event taken by myself from the photog area at the event just as the stars were getting out of their cars. Lot’s of Mercedes in the usual Silver or Black and rear blacked out windows.

Further details on the winners at the event and also more photos in the gallery at the foot of this article.

2012 Cosmo Awards Celebrity Winners (more…)

The yearly Brit fashionista sensation that is the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012 in association with Pandora was held last night 29 May in Berkeley Square Gardens in London’s Mayfair.With the words Glamour and Awards as part of the event title you just know the female stars will be turning up in their droves and turn up in their droves they did. Do like this event, in theory it’s a red carpet event, but there’s no red carpet just the road.

Myleene Klass grabs the headline in Part 1 and she in my opinion didn’t steal the show outright  as there was just too much competition from other celebs who are also hot in the style stakes but she was one of the top girls on arrivals on the night even No1 but it wasn’t a walk over.. Managed to get some eye contact from her to get this shot above………. after a lot of screaming saying how good she looked. Seemed to do the trick for some reason!

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Myleene Klass Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012

This article is written not in the normal news style but from a photographers angle giving you the inside track at these events as to get those eye popping shots takes a lot of waiting, a lot of prep, semi decent gear, a lot of shouting and screaming and a bit of jostling and wrestling for a decent spot to get those decent shots in the first place.

This 2012 event was held a couple of weeks earlier than last years 2011 event due probably to the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. I was actually there at last years event with just a mobile for a camera (just happened to be passing by), no stepladders, (you’re not a photog unless you have stepladders), and I was in the press pen last year or as I like to call it “the pit” getting some rather strange looks from the press guys but managed to get some shots.

This year things are a bit different and I knew about the event in advance , I had the same mobile but also had some decent albeit rather old kit and a foot stool as a step ladder. Let battle commence.

Arrived at 5pm for the press sign up with the general public queing further down the road and swelling in numbers at a frightening rate. Got in position at 6pm for a 7pm ish celeb arrival onslaught.. The rain clouds started to gather and with rain mac and brolly on standby and two ham rolls and a ring donut from Tesco’s for moral support it wasn’t looking promising but managed to secure a front row slot with photogs on step ladders behind with just a railing seperating me from the stars. It doesn’t get any better than that!

A few test shots using the back of a Security Guards head and a quick natter with some of the photogs and a quick scan of the guest list and STONE ME here they come. Better turn the flash on………does help!

NB All shots taken at this event were taken with the not so artistic non blurred background so they do have a busy background that is not out of focus, so things like security guards, non celeb guests, lamp posts, railings and other photogs are clearly in focus but it was felt they are part of the event and add a bit of ambience to the shots otherwise the shots could have been taken anywhere.

Alesha Dixon of BGT judging fame and music artist was one of the early arrivals that stood out and caused us photogs to get excited and she was looking good. (more…)