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Ding Dong

by | 22nd, September 2004

‘IN the face of much evidence to the contrary, not all EastEnders actors leave the show to have bay-bees.

Making up is hard to do

Some quit the soap opera because they can’t act. Others leave because their character has been killed in a freakish accident. And there are those who leave to go on to bigger and better things.

One of the latter group is Tamzin Outhwaite, who since leaving the faltering soap has been rarely out of work.

But, luckily for us, she took time out from her hectic schedule to talk about what it’s like being the “new face” of Avon Colour.

Like most of you, we struggle to think of the old face of Avon Colour. But, we concede, this might have less to do with our ignorance and more to do with Outhwaite, whose talent obliterates all that has gone before.

Taking a break from filming an advert of Avon’s new My Lip Miracle lipstick – shot in the same studio where Sex And The city was filmed – Tamzin spills the beans.

“I feel very honoured and flattered that I’m stepping into the shoes of the Ding Dong lady. That ad had a brilliant effect on an awful lot of people.”

How very true. And not least for Tamzin’s mum who used to host Avon parties at her house. Back then, Young Tamzin would get the drinks and try out the products.

“Now, as the face of Avon Colour, I am trying on something different everyday…I’m like a kid in a sweet shop.”

Only with lipstick on. And no visible spots.’

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