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Inside Charlotte Crosby’s baby shower – from drag queens to 'mortal' pals

Charlotte Crosby’s baby shower certainly didn’t disappoint – finally wrapping up at 4am.

In true Geordie Shore style, the chaotic party held at Charlotte’s Sunderland mansion, included drinking games, music and wild challenges.

Celebrating the impending arrival of her baby daughter with beau Jake Anker, the 32-year-old's self-planned bash didn’t finish until the early hours.

Thirty guests, made up of fellow Geordie Shore stars, including Sophie Kassai, Holly Hagan, Marnie Simpson and Nathan Henry, started at around 3pm on August 20.

Cocktails were on offer from the get-go as attendees were seated outside for a two-course dinner.

Guests were offered starters of lamb kofta or chilli-cheese arancini balls, then a choice of veggie risotto, fish and chips and stuffed chicken with potato dauphinoise for the mains.

Charlotte entertained guests despite the rain (Instagram)
Beau Jake helped at around midnight (

“At 4pm, we sat down outside for the meal and the rain started hammering down,” Charlotte told OK! Magazine. “Honestly, I’ve never felt heavier rain! People tried putting napkins over their heads but not even a napkin could save us, so we ran into the house.

"I was like, ‘How can I seat 30 people in my house for dinner?’ I had people at the breakfast bar, around the dining table, at the actual bar on bar stools, and people sat on the settee. At that point I was like, ‘This has gone to pot!’”

Charlotte planned the entire event herself and even had a TV crew from BBC Three filming at the event – so the stress was being piled on.

She was forced to abandon an epic assault course set up in the garden as the party was brought inside due to the torrential downpour.

In the house was an equally out-there game, ‘Stick the Sperm’, which featured a cut-out of Jake’s face with a “big pair of balls at the bottom”, was set up in the house.

Charlotte is 32 weeks pregnant (charlottegshore/Instagram)

Geordie Shore OG Sophie lead the drinking games into the evening as she took to the mic and arranged attendees into teams.

Amongst guests were In The Style owners Adam Frisby and Jamie Corbett, five girlfriends Charlotte’s known since school, her glam squad and mum Letitia Crosby, who was joined by Jake’s mum, Natalie Barr.

At 8pm, following hours of booze and party games, Charlotte introduced her show-stopping big reveal, a live drag queen show.

“Thank god my house is so open-plan because wherever you were sitting inside, you could see the drag queens,” she told OK!. “They just walked in the front door and onto this raised bit of kitchen I’ve got that was like a stage. Everyone went wild! People were standing on the tables and waving their pink candyfloss around.”

She says nobody knew they were coming and it was “a big surprise”.

Charlotte says she and the GC girls have been trying to go to a Beyoncé drag brunch for “so long” but have never been able to get tickets due to busy schedules and fast-selling tickets.

Marnie, Charlotte, Sophie and Holly pictured in 2019 (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Dodging the drink, for obvious reasons, she admitted feeling a bit of FOMO watching her pals get black-out drunk into the early hours of the morning.

She admitted she was more than happy to avoid the hangover the following day.

Despite her guests partying until 4am, Charlotte says she slipped off at around midnight without anyone noticing.

Boyfriend Jake arrived home and stayed with all the party guests to make sure they got to their beds safely – with most staying at the couple’s home.

Charlotte says everyone was very ill the next day, but that didn’t stop the reality TV star cooking everyone a big fry-up, setting them up for the day.

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