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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chantelle Houghton reaches dizzy new heights... as the fairy on top of shopping centre's Christmas tree




Reaching new heights: Chantelle Houghton perches on top of a giant Christmas tree outside Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex

She's no doubt been itching to be at the top of her game ever since she became an overnight celebrity on Big Brother.

But being stuck at the the top of a huge Christmas tree was probably not what Chantelle Houghton had in mind when she planned to scale the dizzying heights of fame.

The reality TV star, 27, was hoisted 54ft in the air and place atop the giant tree for a Christmas promotion at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex yesterday.

Dressed in a long, pink chiffon fairy dress, Chantelle, who was born in Brentford, which is not too far away from the shopping centre, was sent high in the air.

And if she was at all scared about her new job, she gave nothing away as she clutched her wand and beamed for the cameras.

But she took to her Twitter page later on in the day to reveal that she had been quite terrified.

Don't look down! Chantelle hides her nerves and beams for the camera as she is hoisted high into the air

She wrote: 'Most craziest day yesterday being put on the top of Lakeside's christmas tree! I was petrified!'

Chantelle was launching Lakeside's new festive Grotto Lotto promotion - which offers Christmas shoppers a chance to win £1,000 daily for the next 12 days to spend at Lakeside.

A spokesman for Lakeside said: 'Chantelle did such an amazing job, she was wearing a harness underneath the dress and supported by wires.'

Make a wish: Chantelle poses outside of the shopping centre as the face of its new festive Grotto Lotto promotion

Chantelle shot to fame in January 2006 when she became the first non-celebrity to enter Celebrity Big Brother.

She had to pretend to the famous faces in the house that she was a member of a fictional band called Kandy Floss and ended up winning the show with 56.4 percent of the public vote.

She also met pop star Samuel Preston, 28, in the house, who she married in August of that year but they were divorced in November 2007.

Reunited: Chantelle joined her ex-husband, pop star Samuel Preston, when they both took part in Ultimate Big Brother this summer

The pair entered the house again this summer for Ultimate Big Brother and appeared to have grown close again even though they were accused of creating a 'showmance' to make money out of their relationship.

After leaving the house, they met for an intimate dinner and many thought they had rekindled their romance, until Preston announced on his official blog insisting there was nothing going on between them.

Chantelle was also recently made the new face of La Senza underwear.

source :dailymail