Amal Fashanu
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Critically acclaimed TV presenter, model, musician and tireless charity campaigner, Amal Fashanu is the daughter of football legend John Fashanu and Spanish model Marisol Acuna and shot to fame last January, with her hard-hitting BBC Three documentary Britain's Gay Footballers, one of the channel's highest rating shows of the year, with more than 1.3 million viewers.

The documentary was nominated for a prestigious British Broadcasting Award this year and followed Amal's brave and moving journey, interviewing premiership stars including her father to find out why her uncle Justin Fashanu tragically committed suicide after becoming Britain's first (and only) footballer to come out... and why there are still no openly gay footballers among the 5,000 professional, British players.

Amal has gone on to become the country's most vocal campaigner against homophobia and racism in sport and will be launching her own charity this year to stamp out prejudice.
The rising star's warm and intelligent presenting style has seen her snapped up by the BBC, for subsequent documentaries including The Batman Shootings. Amal was one of the lucky stars invited to the Dark Knight Rises premiere and days later, found herself on a plane to Aurora, Colorado - after 12 people were shot dead by a lone gunman dressed as The Joker while watching the same film - to interview survivors and investigate the attitudes of young Americans towards gun ownership.

And with striking looks inherited from her model mother, Amal - who stands at five-foot-11-inches - has understandably been in demand as a model for campaigns by major brands including eBay's Spring/ Summer collection and Puma's recent advertising campaign alongside Professor Green.

Amal's knowledge, standing and passion for the fashion industry has also inspired her to launch her own, eagerly-awaited fashion line, Black Heart and the first brand from the label will be Fash and U, which has already amassed celebrity fans including her style icon friends Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora.
F&U was inspired by Amal’s late uncle, Justin, who wanted to use fashion to spread the fight for equality through cool, credible and edgy clothing.

The unisex line of tees, vests, snap-backs, beanies and jumpers features bold, gritty designs at affordable, highstreet prices.
And the ambitious, trilingual star - who speaks English, French and Spanish - won't stop at conquering the worlds of TV and fashion and also has her sights set on music, as a singer-songwriter.

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International Women's Day

(0) Comments | Posted 7 March 2014 | (22:39)

International Women's Day

Celebrating what it means to be a girl.

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What was it like when you got your first period?

Cramps? Stained trousers? Sudden panic that someone might KNOW?

Now imagine what that would have been like if your school were in...

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Norwich City FC vs Tottenham Hotspur

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2014 | (16:32)

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Proud Canaries officially launched at half time of the Premier League clash against Tottenham, with representatives going onto the pitch with a new banner.

I was not only invited and treated like a queen, but I was asked to be an Honorary Chair,...

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The Brit Awards 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2014 | (12:29)

Brit Awards 2014

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For those who don't know, The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards, and the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards.

My first time at the Brits was truly exciting. It all...

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The Preparation for Oscar

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2014 | (13:56)

The Academy Awards are closing up on us... it's time to bring on the glamour. February is indeed preparation month as talent gear up to look their sharpest for their arrival at Hollywood's Kodak theatre for the March 2nd event. So what does it all entail before hand to get...

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Celebrating UK's Entertainment Flavour

(0) Comments | Posted 31 January 2014 | (17:05)

Celebrating UK's Entertainment Flavour - 6 of the Best !

At a Q and A for 12 Years A Slave in London this week, Director Steve McQueen told the story of one of his first meetings in Hollywood, how an Irish person had been expected ...and about the shock...

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The Golden Days of Hollywood Rediscovered

(0) Comments | Posted 18 January 2014 | (18:51)

The golden days of Hollywood rediscovered....and this one's for Dorothy!


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With the fanfare and build up to the Oscars, it seems timely to take a trip back to Hollywood's Golden Age. The release of the magnificent "I Used to be in...

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The Wolf of Wall Street

(0) Comments | Posted 13 January 2014 | (23:00)

The Wolf of Wall Street is a story of the ultimate greed and excess in wealth that led Jordan Belfort (played exquisitely by Leonardo DiCaprio), showing us how the journey that he makes from a lowly sales caller to a top tier stock broker. When his firm closes after the...

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Inspirational Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted 23 December 2013 | (17:41)

Inspirational Instagram's


Instagram has become part of many individuals day to day addiction. It can be described as addictive, and can for sure allow individuals to create a visual life for others to watch.

Instagram has practically become our new Facebook and is a multimillion dollar company at...

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Clothes Show Live

(0) Comments | Posted 8 December 2013 | (17:55)

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It's that time of year when we are all feeling festive, the countdown to Christmas has begun! But, there is also something else to look forward to in December... the Clothes Show Live which is currently taking place at the NEC...

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Time To Make a Change

(1) Comments | Posted 21 June 2013 | (00:00)

The word 'change' is stuck in my mind.

Not only as a result of the big event that made London the live stage of a global wake up call about female empowerment - Chime for Change - but moreover for the sense of urgency that the recent news has...

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