Miss Dell’Olio WearsFur Coats to battle against the northern cold

Miss Dell’Olio wears TWO fur coats to battle against the northern cold of Blackpool

By J J Anisiobi

Nancy Dell’Olio is not the type of woman who does things by half.

When she found out that the Strictly Come Dancing final was to be held in Blackpool, the lawyer made sure she was prepared for the trip up north.

Having never been to the home of Britain’s Pleasure Beach before, she took extra care to ensure that she was protected against the harsh seaside winds.

Double the pleasure: Nancy Dell'Olio chose to take two fur tops on her trip up to BlackpoolDouble the pleasure: Nancy Dell’Olio chose to take two fur tops on her trip up to Blackpool

The 50-year-old decided to double her pleasure and wore not one but two fur items to walk from her front door to a chauffeur driven Rolls-Royce.

To be fair to Nancy it can get quite cold when walking around 10 metres from your home to a luxury car.

The former girlfriend of Sven-Goran Eriksson opted to wear only her dark brown fur top to make the trip to Farnborough Airport where she would board a private plane to Blackpool.

Travelling in style: Nancy Dell'Olio is picked up by a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce with personalised plates, courtesy of Holly Valance's millionaire boyfriend Nick CandyTravelling in style: Nancy Dell’Olio is picked up by a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce with personalised plates, courtesy of Holly Valance’s millionaire boyfriend Nick Candy

She carried her long light brown fur coat on one arm and accessorised the outfit with what looked like a crocodile skin handbag.

The large brown handbag matched her top but clashed with her suede boots.

It wasn’t until the feisty Italian-American arrived at the airport that she decided to put on her long fur coat.

Glamorous: Nancy catches up on the day's headlines while waiting to be picked up
Glamorous: Nancy catches up on the day’s headlines while waiting to be picked up
Because she's worth it: Nancy arrives in Blackpool ready to take on the cold northerly breeze
Because she’s worth it: Nancy arrives in Blackpool ready to take on the cold northerly breeze

As she doubled up the amount of animal skin on her back she stood and read a newspaper while she waited to board the private jet.

Property developer Nick Candy provided the luxurious transport for Nancy after she threatened to waltz out of the final when told she would have to travel from London to Blackpool on a coach chartered by the BBC.

In the end she made the journey in the manner to which she has become accustomed – by private jet and chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce – all thanks to Holly Valance’s millionaire boyfriend.

A class act: Nick Candy and Nancy traveled in style to the home of British ballroom dancing
A class act: Nick Candy and Nancy traveled in style to the home of British ballroom dancing
First class: Nancy and Australian Holly Valance are seen arriving at Blackpool after they caught a private jet
First class: Nancy and Australian Holly Valance are seen arriving at Blackpool after they caught a private jet

She demanded a helicopter, but was told the budget wouldn’t stretch that far.

But cost seems to have been less of an issue for Mr Candy, who sent a Rolls-Royce, complete with personalised CC1 number-plates, to collect Ms Dell’Olio from her home and whisk her to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.

From there she joined fellow Strictly stars Brendan Cole, Ola and James Jordan and, of course, Miss Valance for the 70-minute flight north.

Alex Jones’s boyfriend, a City banker known only as Charlie, joined them on the Hawker jet – while the One Show presenter herself took the coach up the M6, along with fellow contestants including Robbie Savage and Lulu.

Strike a pose: Nancy poses up for the cameras before jetting off to Blackpool
Strike a pose: Nancy poses up for the cameras before jetting off to Blackpool

 

Holly Valance, Brendan Cole, Ola Jordan, Nancy Dell'Olio, Nick Candy, James Jordan and Alex Jones's' boyfriend Charlie prepare to board the private jet
Holly Valance, Brendan Cole, Ola Jordan, Nancy Dell’Olio, Nick Candy, James Jordan and Alex Jones’s’ boyfriend Charlie prepare to board the private jet

In a message posted on her Twitter page on Friday, Miss  Valance – whose boyfriend and his businessman brother Christian are believed to be jointly worth about £300 million – made no reference to her extravagant trip, commenting only: ‘Blackpool is very pretty! So nice to be on the water!’

Despite their luxury journey, Miss Valance was happy to ‘slum it’ with her Strictly co-stars, taking a £122-a-night room at the four-star Big Blue hotel in Blackpool, which had been block-booked by the BBC.

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