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Happy World Book Day! Celebs mark the event with their kids on social media

Celebs in the UK flooded social media with posts to celebrate World Book Day, which has been observed annually since 1995.

Rochelle Humes led the stars helping their kids mark the event this year, with her daughter Alaia-Mai, seven, dressing up as Willy Wonka from the Roald Dahl’s classic novels Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

Formula One heiress Tamara Ecclestone joined in on the fun from Dubai as her eldest child Sophia, six, channelled her inner mythical creature by taking inspiration from Lucy Rowland’s book There’s No Such Thing As Unicorns.

Sweet: Tamara Ecclestone's eldest child Sophia, six, channelled her inner unicorn

Happy World Book Day! Rochelle Humes led the stars helping their kids mark the event on Thursday, with daughter Alaia-Mai (L), seven, dressing up as Willy Wonka, while Tamara Ecclestone’s eldest child Sophia (R), six, channelled her inner unicorn

The former Saturdays singer’s mini-me posed in a purple and gold dress, complete with the chocolate maker’s statement blazer and top hat.

Rochelle, who also shares Valentina Raine, three, and Blake Hampton, four months, with husband Marvin, threw her support behind Alaia-Mai’s cute ensemble as she captioned the photos: ‘Happpyyyyyy World Book Day. Oh you better worrrkkkk it Willy Wonka. #worldbookday.’ (sic)

Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan’s kid Matilda, five, used her name to her advantage by transforming into the main character from the iconic 1988 book.

A proud Helen, 30, who is expecting her third child with fiancé Scott Sinclair, 31, penned: ‘My beautiful angel daughter as Matilda Wormwood.’ 

'Oh you better work it Willy Wonka!' The This Morning star, 31, who also shares Valentina Raine, three, and Blake Hampton, four months, with husband Marvin, threw her support behind Alaia-Mai's cute ensemble

‘Oh you better work it Willy Wonka!’ The This Morning star, 31, who also shares Valentina Raine, three, and Blake Hampton, four months, with husband Marvin, threw her support behind Alaia-Mai’s cute ensemble

'We have so much time and so little to see!' The former Saturdays singer's mini-me posed in a purple and gold dress

Adorable: Her look was complete with the chocolate maker's statement blazer and top hat

‘We have so much time and so little to see!’ The former Saturdays singer’s mini-me posed in a purple and gold dress, complete with the chocolate maker’s statement blazer and top hat

'My beautiful angel daughter as Matilda Wormwood': Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan's kid Matilda, five, used her name to her advantage by transforming into the main character from the iconic 1988 book

‘My beautiful angel daughter as Matilda Wormwood’: Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan’s kid Matilda, five, used her name to her advantage by transforming into the main character from the iconic 1988 book

'Have the best day my darling girl': TOWIE's Amy Childs' Polly, three, borrowed fashion tips from Brothers Grimm's Snow White tale

‘Have the best day my darling girl’: TOWIE’s Amy Childs’ Polly, three, borrowed fashion tips from Brothers Grimm’s Snow White tale

TOWIE’s Amy Childs’ Polly, three, borrowed fashion tips from Brothers Grimm’s Snow White tale, with the reality  TV star writing in a caption: ‘Of course Polly wanted to be Snow White. Polly wanted to get a picture next to the castle this is best we could get … have the best day my darling girl.’ (sic)

Amanda Holden also played dress up during her Heart Breakfast show, with the TV and radio presenter, 50, emulating Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, while co-stars Ashley Roberts and Jamie Theakston became Alice and The Mad Hatter respectively.

Putting on a leggy display, the Britain’s Got Talent judge wore a card-inspired dress, complete with a dramatic collar and dipped hemline. 

The mother-of-two boosted her figure in black ankle boots, while a spiked crown served as her key accessory. Amanda maintained the red theme by sporting classic lipstick and drew a small black heart underneath her left eye. 

Different looks: Amanda Holden also played dress up during her Heart Breakfast show, with the presenter, 50, emulating Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, while Ashley Roberts and Jamie Theakston became Alice and The Mad Hatter

Different looks: Amanda Holden also played dress up during her Heart Breakfast show, with the presenter, 50, emulating Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, while Ashley Roberts and Jamie Theakston became Alice and The Mad Hatter

Striking: The Britain's Got Talent judge wore a card-print dress, complete with a bold collar and dipped hemline

Inspiration: Helena Bonham Carter in Tim Burton's 2010 live action film pictured

Striking: The Britain’s Got Talent judge wore a card-print dress, complete with a bold collar and dipped hemline (Helena Bonham Carter in Tim Burton’s 2010 live action film pictured R)

Working it: The TV and radio presenter, 50, put a sexy spin on the iconic Disney monarch, while the dancer, 39, looked elegant in the protagonist's classic pinafore

Working it: The TV and radio star put a sexy spin on the iconic Disney monarch, while the dancer, 39, looked elegant in the protagonist’s classic pinafore

Traditional: The Pussycat Doll star posed with her warm beverage for the playful images

Spooky revival: Mia Wasikowska pictured in the latest remake

Traditional: The Pussycat Doll star posed with her warm beverage for the playful images (Mia Wasikowska pictured R in the latest remake)

Strutting her stuff: The mother-of-two boosted her figure in black ankle boots, while a spiked crown served as her key accessory

Strutting her stuff: The mother-of-two boosted her figure in black ankle boots, while a spiked crown served as her key accessory

Strutting down the Global Studios office, the former actress served herself some tea as she emulated the fictional character, who was played by Helena Bonham Carter in Tim Burton’s 2010 live action film.

Pussycat Doll star Ashley looked elegant in the protagonist’s classic pinafore as she posed with a warm beverage for the playful images.

The 2010 movie is loosely based on the famous 1865 novel of the same name by author Lewis Carroll, as well as the first film adaptation in 1951. 

A set of books are released for £1 each year, with Tom Fletcher’s There’s a Wolf in Your Book and Luna Loves World Book Day written by Joseph Coelho fronting this year’s line-up. 

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have been working with education centres to distribute the tokens by printing them at home or showing single-use digital versions to booksellers on a mobile device. 

Transformation: Broadcaster Jamie, 50, looked kooky in a red wig

The real deal: The host's hairpiece was similar to the one Johnny Depp wore in the blockbuster hit (pictured)

Transformation: Broadcaster Jamie, 50, looked kooky in a red wig, similar to the one Johnny Depp wore in the blockbuster hit (R)


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