Tara Palmer Tomkinson looks extremely worse for wear as she arrives at awards bash

The party hasn't even started! Tara Palmer-Tomkinson looks extremely worse for wear as she arrives at awards bash

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23:50 GMT, 16 October 2012

She recently claimed to have shunned the party lifestyle to focus on her music.

But it seems like Tara Palmer-Tomkinson fell off the wagon at the Attitude magazine awards last night.

The 40-year-old socialite looked extremely worse for wear as she arrived at the party, held at One Mayfair.

Looking a little worse for wear: Tara Palmer Tomkinson arrived at the Attitude magazine awards bash looking dishevelled and sporting blood shot eyes

Looking a little worse for wear: Tara Palmer Tomkinson arrived at the Attitude magazine awards bash looking dishevelled and sporting blood shot eyes

Tara's eyes were bloodshot and her appearance dishevelled as she made her way into the party.

Dressed in a long satin gown with a fur stole around her neck she was seen glaring at photographers.

Tara's lips appeared parched and her facial expression seemed rather confused as attempts were made to get her safely to the doorway to get to the party.

Not so happy: Tara appeared confused and rather unwilling to be guided into the party held at One Mayfair

Not so happy: Tara appeared confused and rather unwilling to be guided into the party held at One Mayfair

Not the happiest: The 40-year-old socialite appeared to be in a bad mood and was seen with her arms folded and her head down

Not the happiest: The 40-year-old socialite appeared to be in a bad mood and was seen with her arms folded and her head down

Not the happiest: The 40-year-old socialite appeared to be in a bad mood and was seen with her arms folded and her head down

At one point it looked like Tara was having a tantrum and stood with her arms folded and her head down, in a defiant manner.

A friend was seen coaxing her inside the party, despite her initial resistance.

Tara joined the likes of Pixie Lott, Little Mix, Louie Spence and McFly at the gay magazine awards.

Off the wagon: Tara appeared intoxicated as she fumbled with a tote bag

Off the wagon: Tara appeared intoxicated as she fumbled with a tote bag

And it seems that she indulged in a tipple or two while mixing with revellers.

Tara was later seen being escorted out of the party, on the arm of a male friend.

Last month Tara told the Mail she was trying to stick to a quiet life and concentrate on her new music.

Causing a scene: Tara commanded considerable attention and one onlooker was seen snapping pictures of her on his phone

Causing a scene: Tara commanded considerable attention and one onlooker was seen snapping pictures of her on his phone

She said: 'I have to say I’ve been trying really hard to be calm.'

‘Over the past four or five months I’ve tried so hard because I just want to be.'

‘It’s very important what people think of me because I’ve tried very hard to change and it’s been a very, very big battle.’

Helping hand: A male friend escorted Tara out of the party

Helping hand: A male friend escorted Tara out of the party