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Melinda Messenger 'hits it off' with hunky lawyer at charity ball

The former glamour model, 46, looked gleeful as she clutched the hand of Furnival Chambers lawyer Joel Mason at London 's Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday night.

She found fame as a topless model in the 1990s before turning to a career in television.

And Melinda Messenger was enjoying being back in the spotlight as she left the Float Like a Butterfly charity gala held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday night hand in hand with a hunky male guest.

The former glamour model, 46, looked gleeful as she clutched the hand of hunky lawyer Joel Mason before they left the charity bash to carry on the party at plush Soho club Groucho's.

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Centre of attention: Melinda Messenger (right) was enjoying being back in the spotlight as she left the Float Like a Butterfly charity gala held at London 's Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday night hand in hand with a new man Joel Mason (left)

The Cowboy Builders presenter sizzled in a peach satin jumpsuit and the party, where she was accompanied by a bevy of other celebs including Imogen Thomas and Lizzie Cundy.

Joel, who works for top law firm, Furnival Chambers, looked dapper in black tie as he escorted his stunning companion out of the venue.

A source told MailOnline: 'His name is Joel Mason. Melinda and Joel hit it off so after the ball we all went for a drink at Groucho's.'

Happy: The former glamour model, 46, beamed as her dashing suitor led her through the crowds

Peachy: The Cowboy Builders presenter sizzled in a peach satin jumpsuit and the party, where she was accompanied by a bevy of other celebs including Imogen Thomas and Lizzie Cundy

Two by two: Joel, who works for top law firm, Furnival Chambers, looked dapper in black tie as he escorted his stunning companion out of the venue

Melinda had been invited to the event by Harley Street Skin Clinic's Dr Aamer Khan and Lesley Reynolds.

The starlet - who has three children Morgan, 17, Flynn, 15, and Evie, 13, with her ex-husband Wayne Roberts - had been dating ski instructor Warren Smith and it is not known if they are still in a relationship.

The couple met on the Channel 4 winter sports show, The Jump and started dating in 2014.

Last year the TV presenter said she was ready to have a child with her beau, although she did express worries about becoming an 'older new mum'.

Popular: Melinda soared to fame as a page 3 model in the 90s (left, modelling La Senza in 1997)

Family time: The starlet - who has three children Morgan, 17, Flynn, 15, and Evie, 13, with her ex-husband Wayne Roberts - had been dating ski instructor Warren Smith (pictured together with their children in 2015) and it is not known if they are still in a relationship

Mum's the word: Last year the TV presenter said she was ready to have a child with Warren (pictured together in 2014), although she did express worries about becoming an 'older mum'

At the time she told Hello! magazine: 'All the kids are desperate for Warren and I to have a child together and it's certainly something we've talked about a lot. Warren's very keen, too. 

'I would love to, but there's no escaping the fact that, even though I keep myself fit and healthy, I would be an older new mum and that does worry me.'

The couple had also discussed marriage, and Warren said: 'I love Melinda and what label our relationship has doesn't matter to me, but I do think it would be lovely to be husband and wife and I know it's something the kids want.' 

Melinda is currently writing her autobiography as well as preparing for her role as the Fairy Queen in Snow White for a pantomime in a theatre in Portsmouth. 

Working it: Melinda is currently writing her autobiography as well as preparing for her role as the Fairy Queen in Snow White for a pantomime in a theatre in Portsmouth

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