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Jingle Kells Kelly Brook reveals love for 'welcoming' Irish people and 'beautiful scenery'

"Is Lillie's Bordello still open? I just love that place although I haven't been for years!"

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Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook is brand ambassador for F&F Clothing and her Christmas edit is available now at select Tesco stores. Mag+ Fashion Editor Denise Smith spoke to her about her style, the men in her life and drinking in Ireland.

Mag+: Tell me about the range - it's gorgeous - what are your favourite pieces from the collection and is there something for everyone in here?

KB: What I love about Christmas is anything goes.

You can't be too glamorous. This range has everything from Luxe Cashmere PJs to sequin trousers and cocktail dresses. You'll feel fabulously overdressed all Christmas at a reasonable price.

Mag+: I think your collection will very much appeal to Irish women. What do you think of our style in general and what do you look forward to most when you come over to visit?

KB: We love Ireland so much, I have so many fond memories of spending time there. Jeremy loved it too. I can't seem to ever buy a drink. The people are so friendly and whenever I've gone the drinks were on the house. Is Lillie's Bordello still open? I just love that place although I haven't been for years!

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Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook

I really hope to be able to come over and visit Ireland soon as you have some of the most beautiful scenery - I'd love to be able to take my new puppy Teddy for walks over there. But I think the main thing I love about Ireland is how friendly and welcoming everyone is, the atmosphere and hospitality is just amazing. I really hope to be able to visit soon.

Mag+: What does your normal Christmas Day look like? And are you someone that goes all out with a turkey dinner or do you prefer to sit back and chill on the day?

KB: Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I will absolutely be cooking a turkey dinner and celebrating in style this year. Even if it is just Jeremy, Teddy and I. I'm always careful as I can't overindulge too much or I won't fit into my clothes. I treat myself but everything in moderation. However I'm perfecting a Baileys Tiramisu at the moment.

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Kelly Brook looks fabulous as she launches Tesco’s F&F Christmas campaign

Kelly Brook looks fabulous as she launches Tesco’s F&F Christmas campaign

Kelly Brook looks fabulous as she launches Tesco’s F&F Christmas campaign

Mag+: Do you think we all need to be a little kinder to our bodies and ourselves in general - it's been a tough year?

KB: I'm definitely kinder to myself. I'm resting more and not on the go all the time. I think this year has taught us the art of doing nothing. And how rewarding that can be. To just live in the moment.

Mag+:Do you think Covid has taught you any life lessons this year?

KB: It's definitely shifted the way we all think and we all live. I think we have more empathy for each other and are conscious of being kinder.

Life is full of incredible highs and incredible lows and I think this year taught me to be grateful for them all in a way because it's a gift to just be here. I think I've learned the importance of taking a moment to stop and reflect.

I've worked from home a lot throughout lockdown and learned to enjoy relaxing and living in the moment.

Mag+: Do you have any gifting advice for those that don't have a clue what to get their other half? What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received from a partner? Be brutal.

KB: Well, I have a Kelly Brook 2021 Calendar out so you could always purchase that (laughs). You can't go wrong with socks and boxers and a nice aftershave.

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