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


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.

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.

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

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

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 

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 

Rochelle’s bandmate from The Saturdays, Mollie King, also turned out 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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