Wimbledon: Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton join Rochelle and Marvin Humes on day one

Wimbledon: Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton join Rochelle and Marvin Humes on day one 2
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It’s of the highlights of the celebs’ summer season.

And a starry crowd ignored the day one downpours at SW19 to enjoy the first round of matches at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon regulars Rochelle and Marvin Humes joined Strictly Come Dancing lovebirds Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton in the VIP seats alongside a stream of other celeb tennis fans.

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Love all: A starry crowd ignored the day one downpours at SW19 to enjoy the first round of matches at Wimbledon - pictured Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

Tennis fans: Marvin and Rochelle Humes dressed for the occasion and not the weather

Love all: A starry crowd ignored the day one downpours at SW19 to enjoy the first round of matches at Wimbledon, with Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton joining Marvin and Rochelle Humes 

TV presenter Stacey added a splash of colour to the dreary day, wowing in a pink cropped shirt teamed with high-waisted leather trousers.

She added strappy heels and sunglasses to her spectator ensemble.

The star held hands with her dancer beau Kevin, marking a rare public appearance for the couple who fell in love on the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Match made in heaven: TV presenter Stacey added a splash of colour to the dreary day, wowing in a pink cropped shirt teamed with high-waisted leather trousers as she held hands with Kevin

Match made in heaven: TV presenter Stacey added a splash of colour to the dreary day, wowing in a pink cropped shirt teamed with high-waisted leather trousers as she held hands with Kevin 

Sweet: The star held hands with her dancer beau Kevin, marking a rare public appearance for the couple who fell in love on the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing

Sweet: The star held hands with her dancer beau Kevin, marking a rare public appearance for the couple who fell in love on the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing

Summer season: Stacey and Kevin tucked into drinks as they took their VIP seats on Centre Court for the Novak Djokovic Soon-woo Kwon clash

Summer season: Stacey and Kevin tucked into drinks as they took their VIP seats on Centre Court for the Novak Djokovic Soon-woo Kwon clash

Kevin teamed a white poloshirt with tan trousers as the couple headed inside.

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Rochelle Humes was typically glam in a black dress with cut-out detail, showing off her trim figure. She followed Stacey’s lead with chic heels and carried a Chanel bag.

The star made some concession to the rain with a smart black blazer draped around her shoulders while her dapper husband held an umbrella over their heads.

The couple showed a glimpse at their VIP treatment at the tournament, snapping photos from a golf buggy for their Instagrams. 

Downpours: Rochelle made some concession to the rain with a smart black blazer draped around her shoulders while her dapper husband held an umbrella over their heads

Downpours: Rochelle made some concession to the rain with a smart black blazer draped around her shoulders while her dapper husband held an umbrella over their heads 

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Gorgeous: Rochelle was typically glam in a black dress with cut-out detail, showing off her trim figure. She followed Stacey's lead with chic heels and carried a Chanel bag

Gorgeous: Rochelle was typically glam in a black dress with cut-out detail, showing off her trim figure. She followed Stacey's lead with chic heels and carried a Chanel bag

Gorgeous: Rochelle was typically glam in a black dress with cut-out detail, showing off her trim figure. She followed Stacey’s lead with chic heels and carried a Chanel bag

Fun and games: The couple posed in the Evian VIP suite as they waited for the rain to stop and play to start

Fun and games: The couple posed in the Evian VIP suite as they waited for the rain to stop and play to start 

Enjoying the action: Rochelle couldn't contain her excitement as she took in day one on Centre Court which saw Novak Djokovic and Soon-woo Kwon open play

Enjoying the action: Rochelle couldn’t contain her excitement as she took in day one on Centre Court which saw Novak Djokovic and Soon-woo Kwon open play 

Spot the celebs: The Humes sat behind Amanda Holden and her daughter Lexi Hughes

Spot the celebs: The Humes sat behind Amanda Holden and her daughter Lexi Hughes

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Rochelle’s ITV This Morning co-stars Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby arrived at Centre Court after their morning at work.

Holly wowed in a chic pink and white print dress, flaunting her curves with a belt nipping her in at the waist.  

Meanwhile, Rochelle’s bandmate from The Saturdays, Mollie King, also turned out in pink for day one.

The Radio 1 star, who announced last week that she is expecting her first child with cricketer Stuart Broad, looked gorgeous in a summery pink and white stripe dress.

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Fellow former popstar Rachel Stevens teamed an oversized black blazer with a crochet knot maxi dress for her day at Wimbledon, finishing her look with glam silver heels.

Clocking off: Rochelle's ITV This Morning co-stars Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby arrived at Centre Court after their morning at work

Clocking off: Rochelle’s ITV This Morning co-stars Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby arrived at Centre Court after their morning at work

Gorgeous: Holly wowed in a chic pink and white print dress, flaunting her curves with a belt nipping her in at the waist

Always chic: She added tan accessories and a pair of designer sunnies to the look

Gorgeous: Holly wowed in a chic pink and white print dress, flaunting her curves with a belt nipping her in at the waist

Amanda Holden was joined by her eldest lookalike daughter Lexi as they arrived at the first day of the Wimbledon Championships.

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The Heart radio presenter, 51, was feeling tennis fever as she toted a novelty bag with her short white summer dress for the outing with Lexi, 16. 

Amanda’s dress featured a quirky layered top and thigh-grazing skirt, with buttons running up the length of the chic garment.

Popstars at the tennis: Rochelle's bandmate from The Saturdays, Mollie King, also turned out for day one

Tennis fan: S Club star Rachel Stevens wowed in her crochet dress

Popstars at the tennis: Rochelle’s bandmate from The Saturdays, Mollie King, also turned out for day one alongside ex S Club star Rachel Stevens, who both wowed in summery dresses

Reunited: The Saturdays stars Mollie and Rochelle posed for photos away from the rain in evian's VIP suite

Reunited: The Saturdays stars Mollie and Rochelle posed for photos away from the rain in evian’s VIP suite 

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Pals: 2022 sees evian continue its role as the Official Water of The Championships, with a host of celebrity guests enjoying evian’s VIP Suite on day one

Pals: 2022 sees evian continue its role as the Official Water of The Championships, with a host of celebrity guests enjoying evian’s VIP Suite on day one

Family fun: Amanda Holden was joined by her eldest lookalike daughter Lexi as they arrived at the first day of the Wimbledon Championships

Family fun: Amanda Holden was joined by her eldest lookalike daughter Lexi as they arrived at the first day of the Wimbledon Championships

Leggy: The Heart radio presenter, 51, was feeling tennis fever as she toted a novelty bag with her short white summer dress for the outing with Lexi, 16

Tennis whites: Amanda's dress featured a quirky layered top and thigh-grazing skirt, with buttons running up the length of the chic garment

Leggy: The Heart radio presenter, 51, was feeling tennis fever as she toted a novelty bag with her short white summer dress for the outing with Lexi, 16

Family affair: Budding model Lexi looked equally stylish as attended the the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club with her mum

Family affair: Budding model Lexi looked equally stylish as attended the the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club with her mum

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The Britain’s Got Talent judge put her toned pins on full display in the short dress and teamed the look with a pair of white and perspex heels.

Along with her tennis ball bag, Amanda accessorised with a pair of oversized sunglasses and gold hoop earrings for the occasion.

Budding model Lexi looked equally stylish as attended the the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club with her mum. 

Taking their seats: Amanda and Lexi were spotted finding their seats on Centre Court as they waited for the action to begin

Taking their seats: Amanda and Lexi were spotted finding their seats on Centre Court as they waited for the action to begin

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Not a fan? Amanda put on an animated display in the stands

Lexi looked a little more subdued as she sat watching the match

Not a fan? Amanda put on an animated display in the stands while Lexi looked a little more subdued 

Mother daughter outing: Amanda put on a leggy display as she chatted with her eldest daughter

Mother daughter outing: Amanda put on a leggy display as she chatted with her eldest daughter 

Celeb-packed: Kimberley Garner was seated behind Amanda, looking summery in a pink floral mini dress

Celeb-packed: Kimberley Garner was seated behind Amanda, looking summery in a pink floral mini dress 

Love in the stands: Kimberley cosied up to her mystery beau in between cheering on the on-court action

Eyes on you: The new couple looked bestotted with one another

Love in the stands: Kimberley cosied up to her mystery beau in between cheering on the on-court action 

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Turning heads: Kimberley showed off her long legs in her thigh-skimming mini dress

Turning heads: Kimberley showed off her long legs in her thigh-skimming mini dress 

Lexi was rocking a trendy green linen suit with a white crop top and boots, which she styled with a series of necklaces and a clutch bag. 

Rain stopped play at SW19 on Monday after just 45 minutes on its return to full capacity for the first time in three years.

The 2022 championship marks the first time the grounds will be filled with up to 42,000 people every day since before the coronavirus pandemic.

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Game, set, match: TV presenter Joel Dommett looked dapper in a burgundy suit while his wife Hannah Cooper wowed in white polka dots

Game, set, match: TV presenter Joel Dommett looked dapper in a burgundy suit while his wife Hannah Cooper wowed in white polka dots 

Some spectators camped out since Friday, pitching tents in a public park opposite the courts over the weekend, to be at the front of the famous queue, where thousands patiently wait to buy on-the-door tickets in the hope of seeing some of the world’s biggest sports stars.

Novak Djokovic will begin the defence of his 2021 title with a Monday match against Soon-woo Kwon kicking off the action on Centre Court.

Rafael Nadal meanwhile will make his return to the hallowed grass courts having not played at Wimbledon since 2019.

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Eyes will also be on British player Emma Raducanu after she made history last summer as the first qualifier to win the US Open – and 23-time grand slam winner Serena Williams who is coming back as a wild card.

Celebs in the crowd: Trinny Woodall dressed in head to toe white

Lilah Parsons was radiant in a retro floral print

Celebs in the crowd: Trinny Woodall dressed in head to toe white while Lilah Parsons was radiant in a retro floral print 

Wimbledon legend: Cliff Richard was dapper in a metallic blazer as he flashed a smile at the cameras during his arrival

Wimbledon legend: Cliff Richard was dapper in a metallic blazer as he flashed a smile at the cameras during his arrival

Tennis superfan: The singer took his seat at Centre Court for Novak Djokovic's opening match

Tennis superfan: The singer took his seat at Centre Court for Novak Djokovic’s opening match 

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Both active British grand slam champions – Raducanu and Sir Andrew Murray – will play their first round matches on centre court on Monday.

Tenth seed Raducanu is nursing a side strain while Sir Andy, who is unseeded, is battling an abdominal strain.

Organisers have also announced record prize money for this summer’s tournament, with the two singles champions taking home £2 million.

The total prize money of £40.35 million is an 11.1% increase on 2021’s Championships, where capacity was reduced for Covid reasons, and 5.4% higher than the last regular tournament in 2019. 

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VIP treatment: Evian hosted the celebrity guests in its VIP Suite on day one, with Stacey and Rachel seen catching up

VIP treatment: Evian hosted the celebrity guests in its VIP Suite on day one, with Stacey and Rachel seen catching up

Posing up a storm: Kimberley Garner showed off the back of her summery mini dress inside the suite

Posing up a storm: Kimberley Garner showed off the back of her summery mini dress inside the suite

2022 sees evian continue its role as the Official Water of The Championships, with a host of celebrity guests enjoying evian’s VIP Suite on day one.

Recertified as Carbon Neutral for the second year running by the Carbon Trust, sustainability is at the forefront of evian’s VIP Suite alongside a partnership with British fashion stylist, Ella-Louise Gaskell, to encourage evian’s VIP guests to dress more consciously at this year’s tournament, by honouring the brand’s ‘Summer Smart and Eco-Conscious’ dress code.

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As The Championships celebrate Centre Court’s 100-Year anniversary this year, evian, together with Wimbledon has launched a brand new podcast, Wimbledon: Between the Lines’. 

Fronted by BBC Radio 1 presenters and tennis enthusiasts Mollie King & Matt Edmondson, the series brings tennis-talk, revelations and conversations direct from SW19.

Emma Raducanu takes shelter from the rain ahead of a training session on day one of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships

Emma Raducanu takes shelter from the rain ahead of a training session on day one of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships

Centre court star: Novak Djokovic in action against Soon Woo Kwon on day one

Centre court star: Novak Djokovic in action against Soon Woo Kwon on day one

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