Now’s party editor Sam Dowler on his hilarious evening out with The X Factor star

With Olympic gold medals a-gogo everywhere for Team GB, what better time to be proud to be British?

On Monday night I celebrated our great nation by attending the after party for the UK Creative Industries Reception at the Arts Club in Mayfair.
The Spotify-sponsored evening event didn’t quite catch the A-Listers that had attended the earlier reception itself – Kate Middleton and Dave Cameron clearly didn’t feel like partying on down – but there were some other celebs throwing themselves into the party spirit (well, some more than others)…

Everyone was all aflutter at meeting Kate Middleton at the reception and the gossip of the party was how skinny she looked in the flesh.

And there was one star who was rather miffed about it all, Kimberly Wyatt told us: Apparently I’m the only one who missed Kate Middleton, how annoying I didn’t see her at all!’

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The award for party man of the night however goes to wee Joe McElderry who had more than a few ales!

I hit the dancefloor with him, throwing some shapes to Mr Hudson and Nick Grimshaw‘s DJ stylings.

Joe’s quite the mover pulling off some Jacko classics and getting the crowd going!

Joe is partial to a gin and tonic – but then who isn’t – and we finished our night at Mahiki.

Fans in the club mobbed him, asking: Can we have a photo wee Joe?’ and it was left to me to make sure he was safely put in a taxi home. Well, he is only little…
See all the pics and more goss in next week’s On The List!

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