Essex girl Billi Mucklow is pretty in plaits

The Only Way Is Essex star Billi Mucklow went upmarket with her look at the premiere of Disney‘s Let It Shine, with her hair styled in a ladylike plait.

Billi gave her usual long hair extensions and big blow-dry the night off and instead went for this season’s must-have braid.

The TOWIE star was joined at London’s May Fair Hotel by best friend Cara Kilbey whose brother Tom she split from in April and their former castmate Harry Derbidge.

But although Billi looked gorgeous, we can’t help wondering if her new hairdo was inspired by Nanny Pat‘s sausage plait

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Anna Woodham