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mama & uncle chuck 
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mama & uncle chuck #strictly

What a bloody lovely lot. So so happy and excited to be back with my wonderful @bbcstrictly family and dancing one last time on the #strictly floor with this absolute gem @GrazianoDiPrima. Thank you to the whole team, from the bottom of my heart, for this experience 🕺🏼💃🏽✨

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@helprefugeesuk is one of the most fantastic organisations and they have a project this Christmas we can all help out with, that will have such a tangible and positive impact. As you may know, helping wherever possible to alleviate the horrendous situation in the plight of refugees and asylum seekers (here in the UK and around the world) is one of the causes closest to my heart, and the Help Refugees UK Christmas pop-up store in Carnaby Street is a brilliant opportunity to very easily ensure much-needed supplies reach those who need them most. You can choose to buy gifts specifically of food, life jackets, tents, shelter, clothing, nappies, teaching supplies and psychological support, with your money immediately effective. It really is so easy, and so appreciated.

Also so appreciated, if you’re interested, is any help you may be able to give to our project, Akwaaba. We are a Sunday social drop-in in Hackney for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants at all stages of the immigration process, and specifically I work with the children’s group where we are on the look-out for more volunteers to help us out on Sundays. It is the most wonderful and worthwhile cause and as we move into the new year there are more and more kids joining us every week. If this is something you’d like to know more about, drop me a line 👍🏾 #chooselove

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They’re all just so bloody lovely. So happy to be reunited with my @bbcstrictly family for tomorrow night’s final, gonna keeeeep dancing! 💃🏽✨

They’re all just so bloody...

Our final #freshforward of the year is so special, as we look back at our favourite emerging artists, the exquisite performances they’ve given us each month and the unforgettable interviews. Thank you to every single musician I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know, for opening up and letting us in, it’s been such an insightful journey and I’m so excited to see where each of those journeys take you onwards in this industry. 
Thank you to @juliamichaels and @lauvsongs for the most beautiful performance and fun chat for our final episode, and above all thank you to the fantastic team at @4musicofficial for making this brilliant show, it has meant EVERYTHING to me over the last few years and from the bottom of my heart this has been my hands-down favourite project. You’re such a creative, talented team, with a unique and important vision, and the output is something we should all be so proud of. We also had hella laughs along the way. 
The Best Of Fresh 2018 is all over 4Music & Box for the rest of the month, with thanks also to @trendinglive for having me come on to rave about it last week!

Our final #freshforward of the...

Family reunions are the sweetest ✨❤️
Hyped to be back for the @bbcstrictly final on Saturday, we’re so excited to put on our dancing shoes one last time, see you there! 💃🏽🕺🏼

Family reunions are the sweetest...

Last night was pretty fancy, just about managed to not make too much of a fool of myself* in front of the Beckhams**. Thank you @britishfashioncouncil & @swarovski for having me at the #fashionawards. Had lots of fun with my little @riverisland fam, check out my insta takeover for all the action from the night over on their account.

Dressed head to toe in River Island of course, with @abbiemaymua on the boat & barnet. *except I did
**N.B. It turns out I am exactly 4x the size of Victoria Beckham

#IMWEARINGRI

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