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Best 24-2021

Best delivers a varied and lively mix of ideas and inspiration to inform and entertain real women and help them get more out of every aspect of their busy lives. Best is topical, practical, offering more variety than any other weekly by embracing traditional topics in a modern way.

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United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
tgi friday…

There have been reports about the marriage of our columnists Ruth and Eamonn lately, so I asked Mr H what is really going on behind closed doors. Are the pair really arguing as reported? For what it’s worth, my view is what couple together for over two decades hasn’t had the odd disagreement? So on page 62 you will find out exactly what is going on in the Holmes household – on Friday nights at least. It is the same thing that will be going on in around 4 million homes on Friday nights, mine included: they will be watching TV – and you can join them with Celebrity Gogglebox at 9pm on Channel 4. It’s not unusual for bosses to sign up big names for the show, but as well as our…

4 min
start your week with a smile

1 THE BRIDE WORE… RENTAL When stunning Carrie Symond’s found The One for her wedding day, she went for pre-loved (the dress we mean, not the PM…). A beautiful boho gown worth £2,830 by Greek designer Christos Costarellos - and the thrifty 33-year-old had rented it for a mere £45 from My Wardrobe HQ. A flower crown and bare feet completed the look – and we just loved it! It’s time to get your Summer wardrobe all wrapped up! 2 Who wowed the crowd? These celebs are all wrapped up for their turn on the small screen! Lisa Snowdon, 49, rocks a bright and bold print in a Topshop dress, while Kate Garraway, 54, opts to-co-ordinate her Next outfit with orange court shoes. Proving that florals never go out of fashion, Charlotte Hawkins, 46,…

2 min
‘broken’ fiona

As we know, the long-suffering Fiona Phillips never sugar-coats a thing when it comes to the hardships of everyday life. More often than not, her frank confessions involve her hubby, This Morning producer Martin Frizell, and her two grown-up sons. This time, however, the 60-year-old decided to offer a strongly-worded ‘warning’ to supermodel Naomi Campbell – who recently became a first-time mum to a baby girl, at 50 – about what lies ahead, when her adorable little one grows up. ‘Words of warning to supermodel Naomi Campbell from a seasoned and broken older mother,’ said straight-talking Fiona. ‘I can tell Naomi Campbell all about being an older mum, or “elderly primigravida”, as women giving birth for the first time after the age of 35 are rather unattractively known.’ Writing in her Daily Mirror column,…

2 min
‘live to 140? why not’

Who wants to live forever? Janet Street-Porter might, by the sounds of it! During a recent debate on Loose Women, anchor Ruth Langsford revealed that scientific advances mean people are living longer these days. In fact, more people than ever are receiving that famous letter from the Queen as they reach their 100th birthday. And future lifespan predictions show we might live to 150! But the question is, asked Ruth, would you want to? Panellist Coleen Nolan was of the opinion that it would depend on your quality of life when you get there, before adding, hilariously, ‘And if we were to live to 150, definitely count me out of another Loose Women Body Stories. I am NOT getting naked at 150!’ At this point, Janet pitched in: ‘Well, the people who are going…

4 min
exit lockdown, enter love!

Liberation is on its way – albeit slowly – and thank goodness! Lockdown has been tough for everyone, but especially for those who are single. With new freedoms on the horizon, there are three single celebs who admit that they are wasting no time in looking for love and romance… ‘I’m back out there’ Coleen Nolan has confirmed that flirting with young men really does give you a confidence boost, despite being single and ready to mingle again, following the end of her fling with a toyboy. ‘I’m back out there! I’m on the dating apps,’ she said. The star admitted that her recent short-lived romance, which began before the pandemic hit, ‘got her through’ lockdown, adding that it was ‘nice to feel attractive and flirt again’. The 56-year-old star (who divorced musician hubby Ray…

4 min
‘my mantra? always look forward, never back’

When Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao was told she had secondary breast cancer during lockdown (having been cancer-free for six years, since a diagnosis of stage two breast cancer on Christmas Eve 2013), it made the 56-year-old work even harder to support other women diagnosed with the illness. Here, the former Olympic gymnast – who has three children, Amelia, 23, Tiago, 20, and Jorge 19, with husband Eduardo – opens up exclusively to best… Jacquie, when did you realise your breast cancer had come back? It was during lockdown when I was encouraging women to check their breasts and go to see their doctors if they thought there was something wrong. Nearly one million women missed their screenings due to Covid – many were worried about taking up their GP’s time…