Does it need to be that big Tiny Louise Redknapp splashes out on monster Mercedes
14:03 GMT, 16 September 2012
She's known for being one of the UK's most petite pin-ups but Louise Redknapp has opted to splash her cash on one of the biggest cars on the market.
The Mercedes G Wagon, which was originally developed as a military vehicle, dwarfed the diminutive TV star as she popped out to a petrol station near her Surrey home yesterday (Saturday).
While she could be accused of trying to over compensate for her size, Louise didn't seem bothered by the intimidating black four-wheel drive, hopping up into the driver's seat with ease.
Can you see over the steering wheel Louise Redknapp takes her monster car for a spin
She might have two rowdy sons to ferry around, but the car seemed more suited to an army base than the quiet roads of rural Surrey.
The popular off-road car, which can have a price tag of over 100k, is an excessive purchase for any family but Lousie obviously adheres to the old adage; bigger is better.
The much-loved model might think that she can handle the mammoth vehicle, but a dent in the rear corner of the shiny, black motor tells a different story.
Dwarfed: Louise hops into the driving seat of her four by four after filling it up
The fuel-guzzling beast clearly got the better of her, despite the rear parking sensors that the car has.
The stylish star looked completely on trend even though she was just
running errands, wearing a baggy, grey T-shirt with leather arms, black
leggings and black, high-top boots.
The mother-of-two, who presented BBC show something for the Weekend before being dropped when it moved to Channel 4, had her tied back in a casual ponytail and donned a pair on sunglasses for the drive.
Still got it: Louise is still at ease attending red carpet events despite spending more time out of the spotlight
Since her days as a pop-star and magazine model, Louise has cultivated a more mumsy image, spending most of her time with her family.
Known for maintaining one of the only successful footballing marriages, she has been married to football pundit and former premiership footballer Jamie Redknapp for 13 years.
After her TV presenting career stalled, Louise decided to branch out into acting, starring alongside Ray Winstone in last year's Hit Potato.
Happily married: Lousie and Jamie Redknapp turn on the red carpet glamour at this year's GQ Men of the Year Awards