Amanda Holden, Myleene Klass and Rita Ora lead glam celebs who ditched wet Britain for sunkissed New Year's celebrations

IT’S New Year’s Leave – celebs’ annual escape to the sun.

As Big Ben rang in 2022 to drizzle here, the rich and famous celebrated on sun-kissed beaches.

Caribbean paradise St Barts resembled a superyacht parking lot, while the Maldives heaved with telly stars and former footballers as the Indian Ocean lapped at their ankles.

Among them were Myleene Klass and Alex Scott, both showing off their swimwear.

Also joining the exodus of famous faces from our shores was Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden.

She is enjoying a sunny break on the Caribbean island of Antigua.

Offering a glimpse of her family life, Amanda posted on Instagram snaps of her daughter Lexi as they relaxed in a swimming pool.

From those azure shores to exotic locales as far-flung as Mexico and Australia, Amy Jones reveals how the stars saw in the New Year.

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Maldives




IT was more the merrier in the dreamy Maldives as Myleene Klass, 43, posed in the sea, Towie pals Ferne McCann and Billie Faiers, both 31, made the most of the stunning beaches and TV’s Alex Scott, 37, said on Insta she was “getting my glow back”.

Mexico

ACTRESS Michelle Keegan and hubby Mark Wright, both 34, were among those who opted for Mexico.

While the Our Girl and Brassic star sunned her admirable pins at sea, presenter Mark took to Instagram to share photos of their matching pina colada cocktails.

Australia

RITA ORA is living it up Down Under.

The singer, 31, hit the beach then shared a gallery of glam photos on Instagram. She captioned the pictures: “NYE – from me to you.”

Rita, who is dating Kiwi film director Taika Waititi, 46, hit Sydney in early December.

St Barts


POP star Dua Lipa, 26, sunned herself after singing at Wednesday night’s LuisaViaRoma Unicef gala.

Also on the Caribbean island is Made In Chelsea’s Kimberley Garner, 30, who showcased her swimwear range in this bright yellow number.

Antigua


AMANDA HOLDEN, 50, and her family are enjoying quality time together in the palm-fringed Caribbean isle of Antigua.

While most of us were still in our PJs on Boxing Day, she waded into the sea with a glass of fizz, then posted snaps on Insta with her daughter Lexi, 15.

Barbados

LOVE Islander Montana Brown, 26, is certainly no stranger to winter sun.

She saw in the New Year in Barbados for the second year in a row – this time joined by her boyfriend, London estate agent Mark O’Connor.

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