Flack: Flack's Week

Sports and consumer specialist Paul Ridley has been called in for the exciting task of promoting the Miss Essex 2012 event.

Ridley launched the competition with a photoshoot and drinks reception at TopGolf in Chigwell, where the grand final will be held next March. According to Ridders this is 'a great venue', because Chigwell is the 'spiritual home of the Essex Girl ... white stilettos and dancing round handbags started here'. As if Birds of a Feather wasn't enough ...

Kaizo head of digital Neil Hallmark knows how to treat a girl. His romantic marriage proposal, which involved wearing a T-shirt with the words 'Carla Jones will you marry me' emblazoned across it, has resulted in him being shortlisted in the 'Britain's most romantic groom' competition run by Brides magazine. He is up against a bloke who put his proposal of marriage on a padlock and another who proposed near his girlfriend's father's ashes. Don't know if a T-shirt cuts it against a dead relative, but good luck, Neil ...

EdenCancan creative director - and Project Catwalk panellist - Nick Ede would appear to be growing into his role as the 'Simon Cowell of fashion'. This Christmas he is inviting a select few for champagne and canapes at the Swarovski Crystallized Lounge for 'A Night with Nick', to raise awareness of The Stroke Association. While it doesn't quite have the same ring to it as 'A Night with Beyonce', we wish him all the best ...

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