Our day with Gok
Sunday 19th February 2012

In April last year, Ruth rang Tash squealing.
“We just had a call from Maverick TV! Gok Wan. GOK WAN wants to work with us!!” she said.
“What, THE Gok Wan?” I replied, rather stupidly (I am bereft entirely of anything approaching Ruth’s coolness).
Of course, it was THE Gok Wan

And so, the day of filming approached. The arrangement was that Maverick would gate-crash a Body Gossip film shoot. Hence, when Gok made his entrance the only people who didn’t get to fling themselves on him in star-struck delight were Ruth and I, who were trapped filming.

Turns out, the Gok you see is the Gok we got. Which happily confirms that the entire female population of Britain are completely correct in their unwavering loyalty to him. When I shook hands with Gok the first thing he said to me was “Wow! Aren’t you tall? I’m not used to not being the tallest person in the room” at which stage Ruth pointed out that I was wearing utterly ridiculous shoes (as per usual) and he said “power heels! Why not?”.

A couple of days later, Ruth and I met Gok outside Parliament as part of an elite team of body confidence experts who would help him teach the country’s largest ever body confidence lesson.

Gok came bounding up to Ruth and I and greeted us like old friends.  It was only as we were debating that eternal conundrum - ‘does David Bowie have some sort of sock/codpiece stuffed down his leggings in the film Labrynth?’ - that we realised there was a camera about 3 inches away from our respective faces. Only Bowie knows whatever happened to that footage.

Up close, Gok is beautiful. He has eyes which make your soul melt like brie in a microwave and a flawless, caramel complexion which makes you want to lick his face.

Gok is as sparkly, starry, glittery and exuberant as you’d expect. He is also humble, self-effacing and exudes genuine warmth. To see footage of Ruth and I being seduced by his loveliness, tune into Gok’s Teens: The Naked Truth – Tuesday 7th Feb, 8pm, channel 4.

Love, Natasha x

Gok Wan, Natalie Cassidy, Cerrie Burnell and Zaraah Abrahams from Body Gossip
Gok Wan, Natalie Cassidy, Cerrie Burnell and Zaraah Abrahams from Body Gossip
Gok Wan with BodyGossipRuth and BodyGossipTash
Gok Wan with BodyGossipRuth and BodyGossipTash
Gok Wan with Body Gossip cast and Brianna from Gok's Teens
Gok Wan with Body Gossip cast and Brianna from Gok's Teens
Gok Wan, Natalie Cassidy, Cerrie Burnell and Zaraah Abrahams from Body Gossip
Gok Wan, Natalie Cassidy, Cerrie Burnell and Zaraah Abrahams from Body Gossip