Everyone who ventured past London’s OVO Arena on Tuesday night seemed to have hit the jackpot as Katherine Jenkins helped The National Lottery celebrate another year of mainstream entertainment at their annual Big Bash.
Jenkins was joined by a number of guests at the year-end party, which was hosted by Jason Manford and Alesha Dixon and featured performances by Welsh mezzo-soprano Adam Lambert, Cirque du Soleil, Joel Corry, Tom Grennan and Raye.
In a night dedicated to the best of British television over the past 12 months, former Love Island star Maura Higgins also made a special appearance alongside reality TV personality Jessica Wright and Lioness Jill Scott – back in the UK after her Triumph in the final series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Katherine, 42, opted for an elegant velvet dress and looked stunning as she walked the red carpet shortly after arriving at the Wembley venue.
She complemented her look with a pair of strappy peep toe heels while her hair was conventionally styled with a simple center parting as she greeted viewers ahead of her performance.
Joining the singer, Maura, 32, looked equally stylish in a seasonal forest green mini dress with strapless detail paired with a pair of striking gold heels.
Meanwhile, former The Only Way Is Essex Jessica, 37, arrived in a sparkling black dress with fringe detailing and a thigh-length hem.
The party will give 8,000 National Lottery players a free entry as a thank you for their support.
Stunning: Maura looked stylish in a seasonal forest green mini dress with strapless detail, while Katherine opted for an elegant velvet dress
Host Manford said of the event, “I am delighted to be hosting the National Lottery Big Bash with Alesha. It will be an incredible show that will bring the nation together to celebrate the most memorable moments of 2022.
“Whether you’re lucky enough to snag a ticket to the show at Wembley Stadium or you’re at home watching from your sofa, kick off your dancing shoes and join us for a banging night. It’s going to be a big one!’
Co-host Dixon added: “It’s a night you won’t want to miss. Think of it as a massive house party with an amazing line-up and a few hidden extras along the way!
“Dress up smartly from the comfort of your own home and celebrate with us – we’ll organize your evening.”
Campmates: I’m A Celeb winner Jill Scott looked elegant in a white long-sleeved jumpsuit, while Scarlette Douglas opted for a multicolored sequined mini dress
I’m A Celeb winner Jill looked elegant on the red carpet as she arrived in a white long-sleeved jumpsuit.
The garment featured a cut-out detail and a sweetheart neckline, while the former lioness also sported a pair of black heels.
Oti Mabuse looked radiant as ever as she opted for a light green mini dress that featured long sleeves and a cinched waist.
The garment also featured structured shoulders, while the dancer added height to her body with a pair of strappy heels.
Couple: I’m a Celebrity Babatunde Aleshe looked in good spirits as he attended the event alongside his wife Leoni, who opted for a bright red dress with layered detailing
Flawless: Rachel Stevens looked incredible in a black midi dress with cut out details, while Jessica donned a sequined piece with a tassel hem
Fellow Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones caused quite a stir on the red carpet where she wore a black long-sleeved mini dress.
The outfit was completed with a gold trimmed detail along the neckline and hemline, while Katya paired it with black knee high boots.
The professional dancer styled her brunette locks in loose waves and completed her look with a light makeup palette.
I’m A Celebrity star Babatunde Aleshe looked in good spirits as he attended the event alongside his wife Leoni, who opted for a bright red dress with layered detailing.
Pretty in pink: Ellie Simmonds opted for a fuchsia long-sleeved dress and black open-toed pumps
Contestants: Kadeena Cox stood out in a dark green shimmery dress while snowboarder Aimee Fuller wore a black velvet mini dress
The comedian cut a dapper figure in a navy blue blazer and matching floral print trousers, completing his look with a white top and a pair of black shoes.
Babatunde’s I’m A Celebrity roommate, Scarlette Douglas, turned heads in a multicolored long-sleeved mini dress with shimmering sequin detailing.
The outfit featured a tassel detail along the arms and hem, while TV presenter Scarlette also wore pink heels with a silver detail.
Fooling around: Aimee and Katya put on an animated portrayal as they posed together on the red carpet
The A Place In The Sun presenter carried a fuchsia handbag and styled her tresses in a striking updo for the star-studded event.
Rachel Stevens looked incredible in a black midi dress with a cut out detail on the chest, which she wore with matching heels.
Kadeena Cox stood out in a dark green midi dress with an off-the-shoulder detail and a thigh-high leg slit.
Loved: First Dates star Fred Sierieix attended the event alongside his partner, whose name he has kept secret