Stunning Kelly Brook wows the crowds in purple satin gown as hundreds flock to department store opening

Actress Kelly Brook dazzles the crowds on the red carpet today as she unveiled a luxury department store's Christmas display.

The 28-year-old looked stunning in a flowing full-length navy and purple silk dress as she posed for the cameras outside Brown Thomas in Dublin.

Kelly showed off her curvy figure and brought a touch of glamour as she spoke to the crowds and unveiled the store's Christmas windows and luxurious fine jewellery hall.

Kelly Brook
Kelly Brook

Red carpet appeal: Kelly Brook shows of her curvy figure at the opening of Brown Thomas department store's Christmas displays in Dublin this afternoon

It was a long day for Kelly - after flying into Dublin at 6.30am on Friday morning and attending the launch, she dashed back to London in time to perform in the West End at 7.30pm that evening.

The model and actress, who is currently dating Wasps and England rugby player Danny Cipriani, made her West End debut in the comedy Fat Pig last month.

She received a standing ovation from the crowd on her first night, but critics weren't so impressed.

The Mail's Quentin Letts wrote: 'She is not a great interpreter of a role. The voice reaches a tinny cruising altitude and has difficulty finding another note.

'When hoping to convey impatience she does that schoolgirl thing of crossing her eyes and staring high to the side boxes.

'You could, if you were loyal, argue that the character she plays - an office bimbo - is a total blank. In which case Miss Brook has secured a triumph. But it might simply be that she is a poor actress.'

She took over Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page's role to play Jeannie in the Neil LaBute production at London's Capital Theatre.

Meanwhile, Kelly and Danny were pictured last week wearing his and hers Wasps sportswear as they left her West London home.

The couple also celebrated the fly half's 21st birthday at a Frankie and Benny restaurant before continuing the party at the trendy Paper nightclub.

Kelly Brook is pictured unveiling the Brown Thomas Store Christmas Lights in Dublin. She flew in at 5.30 am today and flew back at 2.30pm.

Christmas comes early: Brook poses beside a Christmas tree

Kelly started dating Danny in September, just weeks after ending her four year relationship with ex-fiance, Titanic actor Billy Zane, 42.

Despite declaring to Glamour magazine in September she was still in love with Billy, the stunning brunette appears to have moved on rather quickly with toyboy Danny.

She told the magazine: 'Where I am at the moment emotionally, I'm just not ready to get married. I don't want to rush into something until I'm 100 per cent sure.

'The less time we spend together the more complicated it's becoming. I am single and see myself as single, yet I'm very much in love with Billy, but not in a committed relationship.'

Just weeks after breaking up with Billy, Kelly has started dating rugby star Danny and was watching in the stands last week when he made his return to the Wasps following months off for injury.

Despite Kelly's previous penchant for older men - Billy was 14 years older and previous boyfriend Jason Statham was eight years older - it appears Danny's young age doesn't bother the model.

She said: 'I like it that Danny’s so young. Who wouldn’t?'

Kelly Brook and Danny Cipriani

Love's young dream: Kelly and her new boyfriend Danny Cipriani


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