Meet Holly Candy – not just the wife of property tycoon Nick Candy, 40, one half of the brothers behind One Hyde Park (reputedly the world’s most expensive apartment block, where the couple also live), but also the sharpest, funniest female judge to ever appear on a reality show.Ultimate Shopper, which will premiere on TLC early next month, is a seven-part series in which Holly, stylist Brix Smith Start and fashion photographer and writer Paul Hartnett will be judging the prowess of four different shopaholics in each episode as they compete in a range of challenges.The brothers, with their property development companies Candy and Candy and CPC Group, have been on a fast track to fortune since the mid 1990s when they made their first modest start - a £50,000 gain on a flat they bought for £122,000 in Earls Court London that they purchased and did up with the help of a £6,000 loan from their grandmother.At that time Nick, now 38, and younger brother Christian, 36, were working full time, the former in advertising and the latter for Merrill Lynch investment bank..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus,.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count,.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before,.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before.
Former Neighbours star Holly Valance has defended her new pear-shaped body, insisting she is “healthy” not fat.
And as wealthy as they are, they might not have felt quite flush enough to splash out on the top-priced apartment in this their latest super-sized, super-deluxe property development for the super-rich.
Although the Candy brothers - Nick and Christian - have built up a shared wealth of at least £330m in less than 15 years, according to the Estates Gazette rich list 2010, they would not have had much left over if they had each forked out for the most expensive of the 86 flats available.
Mrs Candy’s husband and his brother may have a joint worth (last estimated in 2011) of around £300 million but Holly, who has her own home in Los Angeles, is anything but a gold-digger.
The eldest of her father’s eight children (having split with her mother when Holly and her sister Coco were young, he went on to have six more children from two subsequent marriages), she has been paying her way since she was 12 and remains proudly independent.
Today, Let’s glance back into Holly wedding day in deep.