LEICESTER City ace DANNY SIMPSON‘s hands are edging ever closer to the Premier League silverware, The Sun reports.
But in the meantime, the Foxes defender has armed himself with a trophy girlfriend.
I can reveal the football bad boy has been secretly dating MTV telly babe ASHLEIGH DEFTY as his club prepare for their final charge to title glory.
“It’s early days but there’s no denying they’re into each other. Ashleigh has even started referring to him as her boyfriend. “They’re going to see how things go once he’s secured victory.” Ashleigh, who had a two-year fling with 2016 Celeb Big Brother winner SCOTTY T, has clearly been a good-luck charm for Danny, whose team need just one more victory.
She has ended a nightmare two years for the former Man Utd and Newcastle full-back, who was convicted last year of throttling his ex and the mother of his child, Steph Ward. He worked part-time as a bingo-caller in February as part of his community service.
Danny has been single since a brief romance with reality TV star VICKY PATTISON in 2014 and before that he was with singer TULISA CONTOSTAVLOS.
Tulisa ended it after a turbulent six months in 2013 and branded him “shallow” and an “a***hole” — two titles Danny won’t want to keep.
KASABIAN have kept quiet during their beloved Leicester City’s fairytale season. But the rockers are about to make the biggest noise of all if the Foxes clinch the Premier League title – as they will be hosting the “ultimate party”.
The band are performing a special gig for 30,000 fans at the club’s King Power Stadium on Saturday, May 28, and are hoping to be joined on stage by a certain Tinkerman.
Speaking exclusively, guitarist SERGIO PIZZORNO said: “We’ve invited all the players up on stage, we’ll get CLAUDIO RANIERI on the bells or the bongo.
“This city needs to celebrate the mad event. We’re gonna need a party.” Leicester only need one win from three games to be crowned champions – and that’s if main challengers Spurs win all of their remaining fixtures.
Kasabian were due to play at the ground next year but brought it forward due to huge excitement surrounding the team. On keeping schtum all season, frontman TOM MEIGHAN said: “I was trying to be cool. It’s taken over my life.”
I hope for Kasabian’s sake that JAMIE VARDY and the boys pull it off.
olden tan, Ellie
ELLIE GOULDING might not be so happy seeing ex DOUGIE POYNTER out with single PARIS HILTON. The singer worked on her tan in Miami ahead of a US tour as the McFLY star joined Paris in London.It was a day after declaring he still loved Ellie in the band’s guest-edit of Tuesday’s Bizarre. The same day, Paris split from Thomas Gross.
Dougie and Paris were at the same restaurant as PRO GREEN. If they didn’t hit it off, the three can start a lonely hearts club.
Pulling like a Pro
PROFESSOR GREEN insists he’s still single despite leaving a party with two girls in the back of his car. The rapper attended the launch of Restaurant Ours in London’s Knightsbridge on Wednesday night, joining models DAISY LOWE and AMBER LE BON on the guestlist.
Despite his estranged wife MILLIE MACKINTOSH hooking back up with her Made In Chelsea ex-boyfriend HUGO TAYLOR, Pro was overheard saying he was still very much on the market.
An onlooker said: “Pro was happily telling people he was single. He’s in no rush to settle down again.” But Pro, real name STEPHEN MANDERSON, preferred to play cabbie than tuck into the leftover canapes.
He left the bash to drop model ARABELLA DRUMMOND and her pal at the capital’s Tape nightclub before heading home.
Let’s hope he charged a competitive fare.
Posh no pop wannabe
THE SPICE GIRLS’ former manager claims VICTORIA BECKHAM hated being a pop star from the very start. Posh was the first to rule herself out of the group’s 20th anniversary reunion – even before MEL C pulled out, which I revealed yesterday.
Now SIMON FULLER – who launched the TV Pop Idol franchise and has masterminded some of the biggest acts in pop, including S CLUB 7 and KELLY CLARKSON – claims she only found her true calling after she quit music. He said: “The Spice Girls was great fun and she was in the world’s biggest group, but she didn’t feel comfortable.
“Victoria, coming out of The Spice Girls and being married to DAVID BECKHAM, launched a solo career. “But she still never felt comfortable. She could sing pretty well, she could dance pretty well, but she always felt uncomfortable.
“As Posh Spice she knew everything about clothes. I said, ‘You should be in fashion.’” Vic clearly follows his every word – but I reckon he’s being rather kind with his singing appraisal.
Doug didn’t dig it
US comedian PAUL RUDD poked fun about his involvement in Nineties film Basic Instinct by recreating SHARON STONE’s famous leg-spreading scene.
But his gag, during their time on Ant-Man last year, went down like the burger order in Falling Down. Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, tonight on BBC1, Paul told how he joked as Michael delivered a monologue.
He said: “So I unzipped my jeans and was fumbling around to get in the right position when Michael saw me. He’s such a pro that he finished his speech but then said, ‘Are you a complete pervert?’.
“The prank didn’t play out as I anticipated.” Clearly not Michael’s career highlight.