The 44-year old is clearly pleased about her new contract with the beauty products company. She not only joins Cheryl Cole as an ambassador for the brand but a number of other famous beauties including Eva Longoria, Lea Michelle, MIlla Jovovich, Claudia Schiffer, Freida Pinto, Jennifer Lopez, Natasha Poly and Beyonce.
One of the things that the tv presenter seems most pleased about is getting the chance to say the famous L’Oreal phrase “because you’re worth it” . Tess said: “The first time I said it I got emotional – they’re iconic words. We’ve grown up listening to these amazing women say these immortal words – I had to pinch myself.”
She revealed that husband Vernon Kay has warned her not to tone down her Northern accent when she utters those words as he wants her to still sound natural. This should be no problem for L’Oreal as some of Cheryl Cole’s ads for them have featured her speaking in a very strong Geordie accent and nobody seems to have worried about her sounding too regional.
Tess won plenty of praise for her look at last weekend’s BAFTAs with many describing her as one of the best dresses at the event. In fact television mag TV Pick was moved to comment on Twitter that Tess “was easily the most beautiful on the red carpet.” Tess was obviously delighted by the compliment as she immediately retweeted the remark herself!
She has already commented that she thinks taking on the new ambassador role for the beauty company will mean that she has to make even more of an effort when she leaves the house in case she looks less than her best.
Apart from being well-known for her stylish dress sense on Strictly Tess has been involved with fashion and beauty before having worked on C4’s fashion show Get Your Kit Off and prior to that working as a professional model.