News, Culture & Society

Shirley Ballas leads the stars at Jonathan Ross’ Halloween party

The stars were out in force for Jonathan Ross’ annual spooktacular Halloween party today as they descended on the chat show host’s Hamsptead manor.  

Leading the glitzy parade were the likes of spooky Boris Becker, Ashley James, who turned out as a Joker and Strictly’s Shirley Ballas clad in a Catwoman bodysuit, whilst David Walliams perfectly embodied Flash Gordon villian Ming the Merciless and Jimmy Carr perfected his outfit as a puppet.

Not all guests opted for traditional costumes, however, with one reveller opting to dress as a Saudi holding a severed hand. The controversial costume appeared to be a nod to the recent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

Showcasing her age-defying looks, the dance pro, 58, channeled her inner catwoman as she accentuated her slender frame in a form-fitting PVC one-piece, tied in with pointed thigh-high boots.

Framing her visage with vivacious curls, the brunette teamed her fierce look with elaborate black face paint, light green contacts and cat ears.

Comedian David, 47, transformed into Ming the Merciless as he donned an elaborate red number, complete with an elevated gold collar.  

Wow-factor! Showcasing her age-defying looks, the dance pro, 58, channeled her inner catwoman as she accentuated her slender frame in a form-fitting PVC one-piece, tied in with pointed thigh-high boots

All in the details: Framing her visage with vivacious curls, the brunette teamed her fierce look with elaborate black face paint, light green contacts and cat ears 

All in the details: Framing her visage with vivacious curls, the brunette teamed her fierce look with elaborate black face paint, light green contacts and cat ears 

The bad guy: Comedian David, 47, transformed into Ming the Merciless as he donned an elaborate red number, complete with an elevated gold collar

The bad guy: Comedian David, 47, transformed into Ming the Merciless as he donned an elaborate red number, complete with an elevated gold collar

The bad guy: Comedian David, 47, transformed into Ming the Merciless as he donned an elaborate red number, complete with an elevated gold collar

Different look: The host looked worlds away from his regular appearance as he went bald and wore a lengthy beard

Different look: The host looked worlds away from his regular appearance as he went bald and wore a lengthy beard

Sultry: Made In Chelsea star Ashley, 31, turned heads in her monochrome outfit, which featured a plunging checked bustier and matching tights

Sultry: Made In Chelsea star Ashley, 31, turned heads in her monochrome outfit, which featured a plunging checked bustier and matching tights

Sultry: Made In Chelsea star Ashley, 31, turned heads in her monochrome outfit, which featured a plunging checked bustier and matching tights

In character: The reality star looked as if she came from a circus with her two-tone joker hat, red-painted nose and black stripes across her eyes

In character: The reality star looked as if she came from a circus with her two-tone joker hat, red-painted nose and black stripes across her eyes

In character: Meanwhile, Leigh, 45, shunned his typically humorous persona in favour of a scary look as he donned a black Venom costume, complete with a rugged one-piece and claws

In character: Meanwhile, Leigh, 45, shunned his typically humorous persona in favour of a scary look as he donned a black Venom costume, complete with a rugged one-piece and claws

In character: Meanwhile, Leigh, 45, shunned his typically humorous persona in favour of a scary look as he donned a black Venom costume, complete with a rugged one-piece and claws

Terrifying: Boris Becker rocked up to the event as a vampire, looking spooky in a feathered top hat, edgy cape and velvet suit

Terrifying: Boris Becker rocked up to the event as a vampire, looking spooky in a feathered top hat, edgy cape and velvet suit

Scare factor: Jimmy Carr and his partner Karoline Copping looked every inch the dynamic duo as they attended the bash as a puppet and contortionist couple

Scare factor: Jimmy Carr and his partner Karoline Copping looked every inch the dynamic duo as they attended the bash as a puppet and contortionist couple

Fierce: Comedian Jimmy, 46, paired sophistication with fright as he donned a grey three-piece suit, while rocking white powder and dark eyebrows

Fierce: Comedian Jimmy, 46, paired sophistication with fright as he donned a grey three-piece suit, while rocking white powder and dark eyebrows

Fierce: Comedian Jimmy, 46, paired sophistication with fright as he donned a grey three-piece suit, while rocking white powder and dark eyebrows

Weird display: Meanwhile, Karoline cut a kooky figure as she appeared to carry legs across her shoulders, while sporting  huge red curtains

Weird display: Meanwhile, Karoline cut a kooky figure as she appeared to carry legs across her shoulders, while sporting  huge red curtains

Controversial: One guest turned up as a Saudi executioner, holding a severed hand on his way to the bash

Controversial: One guest turned up as a Saudi executioner, holding a severed hand on his way to the bash

Meanwhile, Leigh, 45, shunned his typically humorous persona in favour of a scary look as he donned a black Venom costume, complete with a rugged one-piece and claws. 

Beauty therapist Jill showcased her wacky appearance in a Joker-inspired outfit, which featured a purple striped suit, patent brogues and a curly green wig.

Jimmy Carr and his partner Karoline Copping looked every inch the dynamic duo as they attended the bash as a  puppet and contortionist couple. 

Kooky: David Tennant caught the eye of onlookers with his wife Georgia Moffett and their children, with the actor, 47, sporting a white werewolf mask with a checked suit for the special occasion

Kooky: David Tennant caught the eye of onlookers with his wife Georgia Moffett and their children, with the actor, 47, sporting a white werewolf mask with a checked suit for the special occasion

Kooky: David Tennant caught the eye of onlookers with his wife Georgia Moffett and their children, with the actor, 47, sporting a white werewolf mask with a checked suit for the special occasion

Dare to be bold: Bill actress Georgia, 33, channeled her inner Disney character as she slipped into a Snow White costume with a #MeToo movement - a nod to Kristen Bell's recent comments on the children's film

Dare to be bold: Bill actress Georgia, 33, channeled her inner Disney character as she slipped into a Snow White costume with a #MeToo movement – a nod to Kristen Bell’s recent comments on the children’s film

Comedian Jimmy, 46, paired sophistication with fright as he donned a grey three-piece suit, while rocking white powder and dark eyebrows.

David Tennant caught the eye of onlookers with his wife Georgia Moffett and their children, with the actor, 47, sporting a white werewolf mask with a checked suit for the special occasion.

Bill actress Georgia, 33, channeled her inner Disney character as she slipped into a Snow White costume with a #MeToo movement – a nod to Kristen Bell’s recent comments on the children’s film. 

Jonathan’s bashes are so packed full of stars that he has previously enlisted the help of the police to protect both the guests and the public. However, in 2016 it was revealed that the officers on duty were funded by the tax payer.

An angry neighbour was appalled by the discovery after he submitted the Freedom of Information request following the high-profile party, and found the cost of the operation to be £531.80, none of which was funded by the broadcaster. 

While officers weren’t stationed on the front door of Ross’s property, a policing plan was drawn up ‘for the protection of the public’. 

Reasons given for the outlay were potential dangers to the public from crowding of the pavement, spilling onto the road and impingement of traffic.

The Metropolitan Police said: ‘Local officers will continue to attend and interact at events of all kinds on their areas as part of their normal patrols as this is an integral way to foster support and trust in the police and to promote engagement and communication as we do for school fetes and the like.’ 

A police source told the Daily Mirror: ‘Most officers would rather spend time on proper jobs, rather than shepherding rubberneckers gawping at celebs in silly outfits.’  

WHO IS HE DRESSED UP AS?

Controversial: One guest turned up as a Saudi executioner, holding a severed hand on his way to the bash

Controversial: One guest turned up as a Saudi executioner, holding a severed hand on his way to the bash

One guest at Jonathan Ross’ annual Halloween bash has caused controversy for turning up in a costume resembling that of a Saudi national, covered in blood and holding a severed hand.

As other guests donned outfits straight from the set of Game of Thrones, or even mythological creatures such as unicorns, one sick guest took it upon himself to design a costume resembling one of Jamal Khashoggi’s killers.

This comes less than a month after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate.

Earlier today Turkey gave official details of the Saudi writer’s death, with a prosecutor for the case having said the journalist was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate.

His body was then reportedly dismembered, and the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s office said that the killing was premeditated.

Many believe that Crown Prince Mohammed of Saudi Arabia, was responsible for the killing, Turkey have demanded to know where the body of Mr Khashoggi is and the UK has responded with foreign secretary Jeremey Hunt saying he was ‘very appalled’ by the killing.

This comes less than a month after journalist Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) was killed in the Saudi consulate

This comes less than a month after journalist Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) was killed in the Saudi consulate

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.