Abs' Birthday Party
OK Magazine, July 2002

Britain's hottest pop stars gambled the night away at the 23rd birthday party of former FIVE star Abs Breen. The guest list for Abs's extravaganza read like the top ten of the music chart. Beautiful Spice Girl turned solo artist Emma Bunton, gorgeous Michelle Heaton from recent number one band Liberty X and Lee Ryan from top boy band Blue played their cards right in the numerous rooms of the trendy CC Club at London's Piccadilly Circus. Hear'Say sex kitten Suzanne Shaw, who was reportedly dating the birthday boy, tried her hand at pontoon - and, judging by the expression on her face, she managed to win big.

The occasion gave Dane Bowers another chance to show off his new girlfriend, Doncaster shopgirl Lucy Mortirome. Versatile pop star, producer and DJ Dane also enjoyed a flutter at the tables, and just one glance at Lucy's stunning looks must have set his heart fluttering too. Former Hollyoaks actress - and Hot Stars columnist - Joanna Taylor looked happy to be at Abs' birthday bash, even though she has now split from his former FIVE colleague Ritchie Neville. She's been hard at work filming the BBC cop drama Mersey Beat and deserved a night out on the town. The roulette table was a popular attraction for guests, who drank champagne all night. Money may have been made and lost but, looking at the smiles on the faces of the revellers, everyone had a winning time.