Having a charitable ball: Michelle Collins and Nancy Dell'Olio unite to show their support for World Aids Day

By Tania Willis

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Charity events often bring together the most unlikely pairings of celebrities that unite to support a good cause.

Coronation Street actress Michelle Collins, Italian lawyer and glamourpuss Nancy Dell'Olio and Labour MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw turned out for the World Aids Day reception in London on Tuesday.

Long time supporters of the charity Nancy, 52, and Michelle, 51, both opted for black close-fitting dresses in embellished satin and leather respectively.

Rolling back the years: Nancy Dell'Olio and Michelle Collins both looked in the party spirit at the charity event in London

Rolling back the years: Nancy Dell'Olio and Michelle Collins both looked in the party spirit at the charity event in London

Triple support: Nancy Dell'Olio, MP Ben Bradshaw and Michelle Collins looked happy to be lending their support to the HIV charity

Triple support: Nancy Dell'Olio, MP Ben Bradshaw and Michelle Collins looked happy to be lending their support to the HIV charity

Nancy, a trained lawyer who gained fame from being the girlfriend of then England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, opted for a black cap sleeved dress, which was embellished with a smattering of black stones, and matching jewellery.

 

Raven-haired Nancy, who is a long term supporter of the charity, tweeted her pleasure of attending the event with her two friends:

'Having a wonderful evening with @BenPBradshaw and @missmcollins at the @THTorguk for #WorldAIDSDay reception'

Leather me up: Michelle showed off her slim figure in a fitted black leather dress

Leather me up: Michelle showed off her slim figure in a fitted black leather dress

Don't mind if I do: The MP seemed all to happy to pin Nancy's ribbon of support on her dress

Don't mind if I do: The MP seemed all to happy to pin Nancy's ribbon of support on her dress

Michelle, who is currently in Coronation Street playing land lady Stella Price, wore a fitted sleeveless leather dress to support the HIV charity at The House of Lords Palace of Westminster in London.

The blonde actress tweeted her enjoyment of attending the event: '@nancydellolio @BenPBradshaw @THTorguk it was a great evening some great speeches'

The event was in support of World Aids Day, which is on December 1, and the Terrence Higgins Trust, which is the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity.

Funny guy: Nancy and Michelle seem enamored by Ben's sense of humour

Funny guy: Nancy and Michelle seem enamored by Ben's sense of humour

Ready for my close up: Ben makes sure he is paying attention to detail as he pins a ribbon to Nancy's embellished dress

Ready for my close up: Ben makes sure he is paying attention to detail as he pins a ribbon to Nancy's embellished dress

MP Ben Bradshaw, who looked smart in a dark grey suit and red satin tie, was the first ever cabinet member to be in a civil partnership, and is a trustee of the Terrence Higgins Trust. 

The charity works to raise funds and awareness for people living with HIV, encouraging people to take care of their sexual health and eradicate the stigma attached to the condition.

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I think Nancy Dell'Olio looks fantastic for her age and is very attractive when she dresses well, would be very happy looking that fab at 52!

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2 amazing beauties, both sunning looking women, Nancy is particular gorgeous

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Michelle should not have worn that.

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Michelle looks great :)

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Sort out that scraggy hair michelle.

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Michelle clearing though Nancy would turn up in Latex!

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This sort of article just shows how farcical many so-called do-gooding events are. It's a relatively easy way to get publicity - just turn up at the latest charity bash.

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Is anyone else scared?

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Michelle looks natural, hurrah for being able to move your face!

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Oh god reminds me of those women you see on a hen do that all think there the same age as the bride & the one size fits all brigade!

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