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Saturday 24th August 2019

Des O'Connor makes rare appearance as he parties with celeb pals

He's still got that twinkle at 87

Showbiz legend Des O’Connor looked to be having a rare old time as he met up with celebrity friends recently.

The 87-year-old pulled zany faces for the cameras a few days ago at a swanky birthday party in London for dancer Bonnie Lythgoe.

Des was joined by Bradley Walsh, Bruno Tonioli and Sir Cliff Richard for the bash at posh restaurant The Ivy.

Linda Lusardi, Joe Pasquale, Elaine Paige and Susan George were also on hand for the festivities described by actress Susan as a "night to remember".

You're looking fantastic Des, and still got the sparkle you have always had.
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Night to remember at the #elegant @ivyclublondon as my #stunning #schoolgirl friend @bonnie_lythgoe #celebrates with us one very special #birthday 💗🌟💗

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Des’ wife Jodie Brooke Wilson, who he married in 2007, is also thought to have been in attendance.

But even though the famous faces had come together to mark Bonnie’s 70th, Des looked to be the star of the show as his pals crowded round him for a series of snaps uploaded to social media.

"Incredible and unforgettable evening celebrations with the adorable legends," Strictly judge Bruno captioned an image on his Instagram account.

And it seems TV host Des also reckons he was in exceptional company as he continued the outpouring of love on social media and thanked his friend for having him along.

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"Had a wonderful night celebrating Bonnie’s birthday. So happy to share it with her family and special friends."

Fans were delighted to see the veteran star looking to be in such top form.

"I bet everyone's sides ached from all the giggling," enthused one fan on Twitter.

"Lovely to see you out and looking well Des!," remarked another.

A third person added: "All looking amazing."

And another person contributed: "You're looking fantastic Des, and still got the sparkle you have always had. Thank you for the songs and laughter always."

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