Wed­ding bells for idol Jacques

The Mercury - - GOODLIFE - The Box Billy Suter

F YOU were among the many whose hearts flut­tered and who dreamed that one day they would woo and wed blond for­mer gym­nast and op­er­at­i­cally trained singer Jacques Terre’blanche, star of M-net’s Idols and Sur­vivor South Africa: The Mal­dives, you might be a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed to learn the hunk has now tied the knot.

The record­ing artist re­cently mar­ried model Charne Slee in a fairy-tale wed­ding and heat mag­a­zine was al­lowed ex­clu­sive ac­cess.

Melinda Shaw, the ed­i­tor-inchief of the mag­a­zine, says the power pair ex­changed vows at Diep In Die Berg, a pic­tureper­fect venue in Pre­to­ria.

Com­ment­ing on the bride’s dress, Shaw says Slee and Terre’blanche were at a bridal expo last year when they both stopped in their tracks.

“Jacques im­me­di­ately said that it was the one. The ivory­coloured dress is an Ian Stu­art de­sign made from French lace and Ital­ian silk,” adds Shaw.

“It took three months for the dress to be made and im­ported from Lon­don, leav­ing the fi­nal fit­tings un­til two days be­fore the wed­ding.

“Jacques, in turn, was dressed by de­signer Di­aan Daniels.”

Shaw says Slee was not only calm and com­posed on her big day, but also in­sisted on help­ing with all the finer de­tails – like dress­ing the flower girls her­self.

Also re­vealed in the fivepage spread on the wed­ding in this week’s heat mag­a­zine are de­tails on Slee’s fi­nal walk to the al­tar and how she lost 6kg be­fore the big day.

Mov­ing on to some­thing worth catch­ing on Dstv tonight… con­sider switch­ing over to the His­tory Chan­nel for a good episode in the sec­ond sea­son of the pop­u­lar se­ries,

IMUD MEN, in which Johnny Vaughan and Steve Brooker con­tinue dig­ging, delv­ing and un­earthing in­ter­est­ing things along the banks of Lon­don’s River Thames and be­yond.

Fol­low them as they have a muddy good time in their hunt for buried trea­sure and hid­den his­tory.

The Thames has been the lifeblood of Lon­don for thou­sands of years as a ma­jor site for trade, crime, in­dus­try and war. For food, drink, death and de­bauch­ery, and even as

PIC­TURE: HEAT MAG­A­ZINE/WALDO SWIEGERS the cap­i­tal’s gi­ant rub­bish bin.

Bri­tain’s most iconic river is one of the world’s rich­est ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites and the So­ci­ety of Thames Mud­larks has been find­ing the trea­sure there since 1976.

Mud­larks are the only peo­ple legally al­lowed to dig on the fore­shore of the Thames, but now-li­censed Mud­lark and of­fi­cial “Mud God” Brooker will show Vaughan the tricks of the trade.

They will re­cover the “rub­bish” and arte­facts from the thick, black mud in which it they have lain en­veloped for years, even cen­turies, to re­veal a unique and orig­i­nal per­spec­tive on Lon­don’s rich his­tory.

Armed with metal de­tec­tors, trow­els and shov­els, the pair dig along the banks of the Thames un­cov­er­ing a whole man­ner of arte­facts.

This leads them on a quest through the streets of the cap­i­tal and to the Mu­seum of Lon­don to un­lock the se­crets of a re­mark­able past.

Idols and Sur­vivor South Africa star Jac­ques Terre’blanche and his bride, model Charne Slee, on their wed­ding day. Fe­male fans will be dis­ap­pointed to learn the heart-throb is now wed.

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