Gemma Collins and Amanda Holden dig out BBQs and pool floats as celebrities bask in heatwave – while Rylan curses at scorching temperatures
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 19
The stars are soaking up the sun (Picture: Instagram)

The heatwave is here and the celebs are making the most of the sun, with the likes of Gemma Collins and Amanda Holden digging out their pool floats and bikinis.

Temperatures in the UK this week, hitting 40°C for the first time ever according to the Met Office, forcing some after fires.

As a result of the heatwave, extreme weather warnings were issued and ambulance services were put on red alert, as there was said to be a danger to life.

Millions of us have been slathering on the suncream and gulping down bottles of water in a bid to stay safe and cool, but there’s also been time for the stars to top up their tans.

The GC herself has been living it up in her garden, whacking out the BBQ and enjoying a summer feast with close friends.

Not wasting a single moment of the sun, she had the sun loungers out and paraded around her pad in a leopard print bikini from her own clothing collection with New Look.

Gemma Collins soaked up the sun in her bikini (Picture: Instagram)
BBQ round GC’s, guys? (Picture: Instagram)

In an Instagram video promoting the swimwear range, the former Towie star said it was ‘amazing for the sun’, also urging fans to ‘please, please, please, put on your suncream’.

She went on to show off her beautiful garden plants which are in full bloom, reminding her followers to water their own plants, with hers thriving after being watered at 7am.

The reality TV icon wasn’t the only one soaking up those sun rays, with Amanda Holden nailing heatwave living by reclining in a swimming pool with a unicorn float.

Topping up her vitamin D, the Britain’s Got Talent judge has been enjoying a getaway in Sicily, complete with boat trips and a whole load of sunbathing.

Phillip Schofield kept his humour up despite the soaring temperatures (Picture: Instagram)
Stacey Solomon invited her sons’ friends around for a pool day (Picture: Instagram)

Amanda had us all green with envy as she shared a chilled snap from her trip, showing off the crystal waters of her villa’s pool and green surroundings.

While her destination isn’t as hot as it has been in London, she’s certainly living the life of luxury and oh what we’d give to be in a pool right now!

In stark contrast, football icon Jamie Redknapp took a dip in a pool of a much smaller size, donning his swimming trunks and squeezing himself into the paddling pool of his adorable baby son.

Both dad and baby wore beaming smiles on their faces, keeping spirits up despite the sweltering weather.

Someone who hasn’t been dealing with the heat very well, on the other hand, is Rylan, who remains a constant mood tbh.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner said what we’ve all been thinking as he shared a snap of the 37.5°C on his thermometer, writing simply: ‘P**s off’.

Jamie managed to squeeze himself into his little one’s pool (Picture: Instagram)
Amanda Holden is living the dream in Sicily (Picture: Instagram)

His venting didn’t stop there, as Rylan shared a voice message on Twitter after waking up this morning, saying: ‘Urgh, it’s proper warm, innit? Jesus.’

Honestly, Rylan, we feel your pain.

One person who’s had a different way of coping with the heat is Paddy McGuinness, who’s resorted to eating ice lollies in just about every location.

Sharing a hilarious, yet relatable, video to social media, he filmed himself wearing his sunglasses and licking a lolly underneath the shower, saying: ‘Oh boy, living the dream!’

He captioned his post: ‘Whatever it takes! 🥵🥶😎👍,’ with followers joking that they might take tips from him.

Not even a heatwave can stop Dan Osbourne from working out (Picture: Instagram)
Wife Jacqueline Jossa was enjoying the view (Picture: Instagram)

Elsewhere, Stacey Solomon got to spend the day with her children after they were sent home from school due to the heat.

Well, not just her own children, but all of their friends too, as she invited their classmates round to their £1.2million Essex mansion for a pool day!

‘All the boys’ schools got cancelled this morning because of the heat. So, we welcomed all of the kids to Pickle Cottage pool. It’s been a crazzzzyyy day in what has turned into the village lido 😂 I hope you’re all ok in this heat’, she wrote on her Instagram Story, showing the little ones playing in the water in the background.

Another celeb enjoying some family time amid the soaring temperatures is Jacqueline Jossa, who very much enjoyed watching husband and former Towie star Dan Osbourne working out in the garden.

The CBB housemate hot out his weights for a workout session at home, while Jac watched on before making apple juice lollies for her kids.

It’s weather like this that really makes us wish we had a personal pool too – and a house with air conditioning!