Sunday, 15 May 2011

The Story of Saturday Night: United Can't Sing + Mark Wright Loves Jesse Metcalfe at the British Soap Awards Afterparty

The night began with myself (Jsky), Sarah Lawrence and Jade Saleh en route to Living Room, Deansgate. In recent weeks it has become increasingly difficult to get in, and this Saturday was no different. When we arrived we were told there was no way we would get in as there was a 'private party' in place. Another of the bouncers, however, recognised us and got us inside.

Once inside it became clear of the situation. The entire Manchester United team had booked the tables in the dining area downstairs and were celebrating their win. Much despite the 'strict' door policy in place to entertain such guests, mutton was still very much a dominant factor. Most wannabe wags of today will never be anything more than a bang.

We managed to get a table and were enjoying a quiet drink in preparation for the night ahead; people-watching, catching up, and last minute guestlist requests. The Manchester United team unfortunately sobored me right up though with their putrid attempts at rapping on the mic to Busta Rhymes. This was followed swiftly by the belting out of various football chants for the best part of 20 minutes. Not good.

By the time we pulled up to Bijou Club, the paparazzi were already out in full force and the queue was immense. Upon entry I stopped for a quick photo with owner and Manchester legend Umar Kamani with Boohoo model Nicole Bailey.

The atmosphere was incredible, and the talent was impressive. Smartly dressed, socially adept and beautiful. Guys in tailor made suits hiding a Men's Health physique like cover model Rupert Padington Gomez, and Jamie Spencer off hit Living TV program 'The Hunks'. Hollyoaks babes and models, like Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen - Hollyoaks), Rhian Sugden (The Sun/Zoo Magazine) and Louise Cliffe (Annihilation Earth) effortlessly stealing the hearts of all the men on the VIP terrace.

Chris Fountain and Carlton Delingo put in a spectacular performance on the decks and kept everyone partying way into sunrise; a beautiful sight to the end of a night - albeit it a surreal one. Desperate Housewives and John Tucker Must Die heart-throb Jesse Metcalfe had everyone in awe, including The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Amir Khan on the other hand looked every bit the perfect gentlemen, representing the North with an air of sophistication in a finely tuned suit ensemble.

Ex-Eastenders actor/I'm A Celebrity King of the Jungle Joe Swash told me he just had to shake my hand, and Hollyoaks stunner Mitzeee played by Rachel Shenton was an absolute delight. Kelvin Fletcher however, was just as cheeky and as charming as ever.

A Caribbean-style BBQ ensued outside into the early hours on the terrace. How ironic that the night started and ended with 'mutton'. A fantastic night was had by Soap Stars and guests alike. Next stop, Sophie Reade's Birthday Party!!

Pictured: Jsky [left], Jesse Metcalfe [right]

Pictured: Jesse Metcalfe [left], Mark Wright [right]

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