Taking her mind off things: Michelle Heaton enjoys a date night with husband Hugh… after revealing mastectomy plans
01:11 GMT, 18 October 2012
She's had a tough time of it recently after she decided to have a mastectomy after discovering she had a 80 per cent chance of developing breast cancer.
But after revealing her plans to remove her breasts and ovaries on Lorraine on Wednesday morning, Michelle Heaton was hoping to lighten her mood with a night out with her husband Hugh Hanley.
The former Liberty X singer, 33, decided to get glammed up to attend the London Lifestyle Awards with her personal trainer spouse Hugh.
Taking her mind off things: Michelle was keen to forget her troubles for the moment with a night out
Date night: Michelle Heaton and husband Hugh Hanley arrive at the London Lifestyle Awards at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, West London
The Celebrity Big Brother star showed off her trim figure in an off-white asymmetrical mini with yellow trim,
The couple ended up being late for the bash at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, West London, because of the traffic.
Michelle tweeted: 'Off for a couple of well deserved glasses of wine with @hughhanley 2nite at the #londonlifestyleawards #datenight.
Maxi-mum attention: TV presenter Kate Garraway (left) and actress Linda Lusardi went for maxi dresses
Glad you're OK: Sinitta, who looked glam in a gold dress, greeted Duncan Bannatyne, following his recent heart scare
hate being late! Pet hate of mine! But London traffic doesn't seem to
want me to get there! Hope we don't miss the meal! Nom nom nom.'
However, it appeared she may have been in a rush to get ready after admitting she wasn't dressed at 5pm.
tweeted at the time: 'I hope I'm not gonna be late for the @LLAwards I
seem to have a baby attached to me.. & still in dressing gown.'
It's the slashed-to-the-thigh brigade: Made In Chelsea star Gabriella Ellis (left) and Les Dawson's daughter Charlotte
On Wednesday morning, Michelle had
revealed she had taken the brave decision to have a double mastectomy
and her ovaries removed after discovering she has the BRCA2 gene.
It was only four months ago that
Michelle was diagnosed with the mutated BRCA2 gene, meaning she's not
only at high risk of breast cancer but also has a 30 per cent chance of
developing ovarian cancer.
The mother-of-one has consulted a
variety of people in order to help her make the decision, including
Professor of Oncology Andrew Tutt, plastic surgeon Mr Ash Mosahebi, who
is an expert at breast reconstruction, as well as her genetics
councillor Dr Alison Male.
She said: 'I think having such a high
risk of breast cancer – albeit I know in my lifetime – so right now I
know it's not particularly 80 per cent but every day that goes past I'm
constantly feeling my breasts,' the singer went on to say.
Glam: (L-R) Arlene Phillips in blue satin, TV presenter Hofit Golan in a sheer creation and Dame Kelly Holmes in monochrome
'I'm looking for things that aren't
even there, I'm worried, I'm looking for side effects and I just think
that preventative surgery is the best option for me.
'It's not for everybody, but talking
to other women and talking to people who have gone through it and
talking to women who didn't have the preventative surgery but later
contracted cancer, is enough for me to realise that this is the best
option for me. So I'm hoping that it can be done sooner rather than
later so I can just get on with things.'
Also at the London Lifestyle Awards
were Dame Kelly Holmes, Kate Garraway, Linda Lusardi, Charlotte Dawson,
Gabriella Ellis, Arlene Phillips, Sinitta, Duncan Bannatyne, Hofit Golan and Blue singers Simon
Webbe and Antony Costa.
Double date: Blue singers Antony Costa (far left) and Simon Webbe (2nd right) with their respective girlfriends