Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock wows on red carpet at Battersea Collars & Coats Gala Ball – in pictures

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Buffy actor Anthony Head and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel-Horwood hit the red carpet at Battersea’s annual Collars & Coats gala fundraiser last night.

Despite the rain the stars walked along the ‘doggie guard of honour’ and cuddled up to some of the pooches there before enjoying entertainment from Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry and classical singer Camilla Kerslake

Anthony Head, who recently performed in a Rocky Horror Show charity gala, revealed he had a soft spot for the centre.

He said: “I absolutely love Battersea and this is a fantastic event.

“It’s a wonderful atmosphere and Battersea always seems like a family every time I’m back.”

Anthony HeadCANINE CUDDLES: Anthony Head cosies up to one of the residents (sporting a snazzy jumper)

Other guests at the event Battersea Park’s Evolution included Battersea Ambassador Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Jackie St Clair, Nicky Clarke, Kelly Simpkin, Dr Christian Jessen, Sue Barker, photographer Rankin, and Debbie Sledge of Sister Sledge.

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Claire Horton, Battersea’s Chief Executive Claire Horton, said: “The Collars & Coats Gala Ball was a truly unique event, celebrating our animals and raising money to care for the 9,000 dogs and cats that come through our gates, abandoned and terrified each year.

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“Once again, we’re thrilled that so many supporters and friends of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home gave so generously of their time to make the event so successful.”

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