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Claire Sweeney and Lizzie Cundy lead the glamour at the Dancing with Heroes fundraiser

Celebrities were out in force on Saturday night to pledge their support to the country’s military heroes. 

Claire Sweeney, 51, dazzled in a sequinned gown as she and a glitzy Lizzie Cundy, 54, led the red carpet glamour at the Dancing with Heroes fundraiser at the Landmark Hotel in London’s Marylebone 

The former Brookside icon looked incredible in her classic black dress, which trailed elegantly onto the floor as she posed for photographs on arrival. 

Glam: Lizzie Cundy, 54, added an extra touch of Hollywood to her intricately detailed gown, with a faux fur shawl draped over one shoulder

Wow! Claire Sweeney, 51, dazzled in a sequinned gown as she and Lizzie Cundy led the red carpet glamour at the Dancing with Heroes fundraiser at the Landmark Hotel in London

Claire’s off-the-shoulder number clung perfectly to her phenomenal curves and shimmered as she moved.

The Liverpudlian actress styled her blonde tresses into gorgeous curls, and completed her stunning appearance with a red manicure and matching lip.

Former WAG Lizzie added an extra touch of Hollywood to her intricately detailed gown, with a faux fur shawl draped over one shoulder. 

The TV personality showed off her bronzed arms in the sleeveless navy blue number, which featured a sexy sheer neckline. 

Beauty: The Liverpudlian actress styled her blonde tresses into gorgeous curls, and completed her stunning appearance with a red manicure and matching lip

Beauty: The Liverpudlian actress styled her blonde tresses into gorgeous curls, and completed her stunning appearance with a red manicure and matching lip

Sensational: The former Brookside icon looked incredible in her classic black dress

Fabulous: Her frock trailed elegantly onto the floor as she posed for photographs on arrival

Sensational: The former Brookside icon looked incredible in her classic black dress, which trailed elegantly onto the floor as she posed for photographs on arrival

Fab: The TV personality showed off her bronzed arms in the sleeveless navy blue number

Glam: Lizzie Cundy, 54, added an extra touch of Hollywood to her intricately detailed gown, with a faux fur shawl draped over one shoulder

Guests at the fundraiser were treated to a full evening of comedy and spectacular musical entertainment.

Performances included those from 80s superstars Imagination and Sinitta, opera by Freidericke Krum, dancing from Strictly’s Robin Windsor and Joanne Clifton as well as comedy by Mike Osman famed for his uproarious Trump impressions.

Funds raised on the evening will go towards the continuance of Back on Track’s ground-breaking work to rehabilitate and resettle into society, former members of the armed forces who have been wounded, physically or psychologically.

The charity assists in the provision of medical treatment including reconstructive surgery, as well as emotional and psychological support.

Chic: Former Strictly star Joanne Clifton, 39, stepped out in a classic black dress

Chic: Former Strictly star Joanne Clifton, 39, stepped out in a classic black dress

Talented: The dancer had her tresses pulled back off her face ahead of performing for other guests at the fundraiser

Talented: The dancer had her tresses pulled back off her face ahead of performing for other guests at the fundraiser

Magnificent: Sinitta looked incredible in a mermaid inspired bodycon fishnet frock

Magnificent: Sinitta looked incredible in a mermaid inspired bodycon fishnet frock

Fabulous: Bev Callard slipped into a form fitting sequinned red gown with long sleeves

Looking good: The soap star oozed confidence as she posed for photographs

Fabulous: Bev Callard slipped into a form fitting sequinned red gown with long sleeves

Sexy: Jess Impiazzi flashed a glimpse of her toned abs in a cut-out black dress

Sexy: Jess Impiazzi flashed a glimpse of her toned abs in a cut-out black dress

The charity bash comes after Claire Sweeney admitted she would have been ‘so self conscious of her figure’ if she’d starred in All Stars Cabaret when she was younger.

The actress – who had a lead role in the raunchy burlesque show at Proud Embankment during its run – said she was ‘absolutely loving’ it and learned to ‘cares less’ about what others think.

She told MailOnline: ‘I’m absolutely loving it, it’s a fantastic show, it’s the perfect night out, you have dinner, you sit and watch the show. 

Divine: Stephanie Beacham, 75, commanded attention in a beautiful red gown

Glamour: The actress had a coordinating shawl

Divine: Stephanie Beacham, 75, commanded attention in a beautiful red gown

Elegant: Gillian Taylforth, 67, was elegant in a soft blue halterneck number

Elegant: Gillian Taylforth, 67, was elegant in a soft blue halterneck number

‘It’s just the most phenomenal talent, I feel very proud to be a part of it. I’m in my element, absolutely in my element.’

Speaking about embracing her sexuality in a series of revealing outfits on-stage, the Brookside star said: ‘You get more sass as you get older and you kind of care less.

‘I would have been, before, so self conscious of my figure, my body, comparing myself to all the beautiful young dancers.’

The mum-of-one concluded: ‘Now I go, “There’s only one of me, who cares?”‘

Festive: Nancy Sorrell, 48, was in a festive mood in her one-shouldered red sequin gown

Festive: Nancy Sorrell, 48, was in a festive mood in her one-shouldered red sequin gown

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