… last word from the Editor 2018

In a year that has seen the Government imploding, Kate Moss giving up partying and KIM Kardashian revealing she might run for President, 2018 certainly has been an “interesting” year.

In this final instalment of the year, we have a brief look at the most googled people of 2018.  Plus a couple of enormous fashion failures which rocked the industry.

Following 2018’s massive #MeToo movement and the resulting female awakening, it’s been refreshing to end the year with an unlikely heroine. A heroine that many of you probably hadn’t heard of a year ago. No – not Meghan (yet).

I’ve always been a secret X Factor girl. But it was all change in 2018 as I fully embraced all the glitz, glamour and scandal of Strictly Come Dancing. Andthe star of 2018 was Stacey Dooley.

The documentary maker not only won the competition, but also accidentally revealed her beige underwear during a wardrobe malfunction performing the Paso doble in Saturday night’s show. Fans were left questioning whether she was naked. Stacey was the top trending hashtag on Twitter all week.

She admits she didn’t realise the faux pas had occurred – but she kept her cool and shrugged it off. I genuinely thought she was naked underneath that dress as she pulled up to the camera.

One person tweeted: “In Stacey’s last dance, when she’s waving her skirt towards the end, I’m pretty sure she flashed to millions #strictly.”

Stacey, 31, beat fellow finalists Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer and Joe Sugg to claim the glitterball trophy. She’s a working-class girl from Luton, growing up with her mum on a council estate and dropping out of school to work on a makeup counter at Luton Airport. She answered an advert for youngsters to visit the sweatshops of India for a BBC documentary and she never looked back. I recently wrote about her insightful investigation into Fast Fashion and the effects of cheap clothing on the environment.

If there’s one to watch in 2019 – it’s Stacey.

 And I predict Holly will become the queen of ITV and LEAVE This Morning to go solo.

And it’s goodbye to Ferne Cotton on Celebrity Juice after 10 years. I’ll miss her fashion fixtures, but there’s always Claudia Winkleman to look forward to.

Predictions for next year? Brexit Hell, Political Chaos, Royal Baby Harry & Meghan mania, the Beckhams announcing their separation and 70s fashion back in full force.

Here’s hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous new year.

I’m back on 5thJanuary 2019.