Inside V Festival 2012: Spice Girl Emma Bunton and One Direction's Niall Horan On Performing At The London Olympics
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What a gorgeously sunny weekend we had at V Festival! Taking to the grassy plains of Essex, we mingled with music's finest stars from Rita Ora and Emeli Sande to Beth Ditto and Pixie Lott. Inside the Louder Lounge, we grabbed a chat with Emma Bunton about THAT Spice Girls performance and Kelly Brook dished on her festival fashion dilemma...
Emma Bunton was at the festival with fiance Jade Jones for a weekend of sunny fun. She looked resplendent in a Diane Von Furstenberg dress and denim shirt by Mango.
'The Olympics performance was absolutely amazing,' she told Grazia Daily. 'The kids where there for all the rehersals and it was just such an amazing opportunity to represent our country like that.'
So will there be more Spice reunions? 'I don't know if we'll ever get back together again obviously Mel B's gone back to Austrailia and Victoria's in America but we're on the phone everyday just saying how amazing it was to have been part of it.'
Of course, there's the Viva Forever musical to look forward to, which premieres in December. 'I'm really excited, we've had quite a lot of involement talking to Jennifer [Saunders],' Emma revealed. 'It's really emotional hearing other people singing our songs but it's great for them to be used like that. '
The stunning model spent the day with her boyf Thom Evans who, we must say, looked mighty hunky in a white vest and shorts. As for Kelly, 'I'm wearing Dolce & Gabbana,' she told us as we cooed over her summery frock. 'This is the first festival I've been to - I find them really difficult because I like wearing heels.' Thanks to the blazing heat, her white booties didn't see even ONE splash of mud.
Niall Horan with Conor Maynard
Niall Horan from One Direction was enjoying the music with a bunch of friends. 'We camped last night (Saturday). It was wicked but so, so hot. I wasn't really drinking before - I only had a couple of pints - but when I woke up, I was the most dehydrated I've ever been!'
As for his favourite acts of the weekend, 'I've been to see Rita Ora, I love her,' he told us. 'It is difficult getting through the crowds but I've got two big bodyguards and I just have to say sorry, I can't have photos today. I'm on my day off!'
Of course, we couldn't miss the chance to ask him about the band's amaze appearance at the Olympics Closing Ceremony. 'It was really exciting. No one knew we were going to be there apart from people who kind of guessed on Twitter.'
So what's next for the 1D boys? 'We're really busy at the moment, shooting a video this week but this is my one day off'
Niall's band mates Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne were also spotted soaking up the atmosphere with their gorge girlfriends.
Making the most of the glorious weather, Heidi showcased her super-toned abs in a flesh-flashing floral number. And as the partying kicked in, the Sugababes singer was spotted taking photos of her friends as they spun around the dance floor.
Best Dressed Alert! The actress looked fab in a blue printed Issa jumpsuit when we spotted her on Saturday.
Giving her tanned legs extra mileage, The Xtra Factor presenter added a pair of tan wedges to her khaki ensemble. She was spotted having fun with her pals Tulisa and Nick Grimshaw throughout the weekend.
More festival fashion hits arrived thanks to MTV presenter Laura who looked suitably summery in her yellow printed shirt with denim shorts and black boots.
And finally, lady-of-the-moment Ms Ora looked as cool as ever in a multi-coloured fringed skirt by Shakuhachi and vest teamed up with sporty trainers. Glad to see your long blonde locks are back, love!
by Olivia Foster