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Gareth Gates looks dapper for a day at the races

Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
15 March 2017
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Gareth Gates mixed with famous faces as he enjoyed a day out at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, looking smart in a crisp white shirt and grey waistcoat. The singer posted photos from his day on his Twitter account, including a picture alongside jockey, Sir AP McCoy. Fans were quick to comment on the sweet snap, with one writing: “Lovely picture, Hope you enjoyed your day,” while another added “Looking very smart there Gareth, hope you have a great time.” The star’s hair was seen sporting his newly infamous sweeping combover, which caused a stir after his appearance on This Morning last week, with fans dividing in opinion on the 32-year-olds latest ‘do. "Looks like Gareth Gates is loving his hair #combover #ThisMorning," one wrote. Another remarked: "Oh dear. What's happened to Gareth Gates' hair?"

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The singer smiled alongisde Sir AP McCoy


Gareth celebrated with bubbles at the races

Gareth was joined by royalty and A-listers at the second day of the Cheltenham Races. Zara Tindall was in attendance, who arrived to the event accompanied by actor James Nesbitt. Other royals in attendance included Zara’s mother Princess Anne and the Duchess of Cornwall’s ex-husband Andrew Parker-Bowles. The Duchess of Cornwall herself was also present. Other stars who rooted for their horses from the sidelines included Liv Tyler and her sports manager fiancé Dave Gardner. The Armageddon actress looked particularly ecstatic as she waved her binoculars around in the air. Big names from the sporting world who were also in attendance included Olympian Victoria Pendleton, footballer Jamie Redknapp and former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond.

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Zara Tindall and James Nesbitt were also in attendance at the big event

It’s been a busy few weeks for Gareth. On Saturday night, he left Cheryl in stitches at his hilarious impression of her while taking part in a special Girls Aloud tribute act on the BBC1 show Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief. Joined by Blue singer Duncan James, Ritchie Neville from 5ive, S Club 7's Jon Lee and Ben Ofoedu from Phats & Small, making up Boys Aloud, the former Pop Idol star nailed his performance while singing Biology on stage. Following the lively routine, Cheryl gave Gareth her nod of approval. "Brilliant," she simply wrote alongside a laughing emoji.

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