Beauty queen April sees her handmade dress on the red carpet at the National Television Awards

Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten wore April's handmade jumpsuit when she appeared on This Morning.
Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten wore April's handmade jumpsuit when she appeared on This Morning.
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A fashion designer saw her handmade creation on the red carpet at this week’s National Television Awards.

Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten, who plays troubled Rachel Breckle, wore a lace and tulle dress created by beauty queen and designer April Banbury.

Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten has been wearing April Banbury designs including a lace and tulle dress on the red carpet at the National Television Awards.

Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten has been wearing April Banbury designs including a lace and tulle dress on the red carpet at the National Television Awards.

The annual awards show, presented by Dermot O’Leary, was screened on Wednesday evening and Gemma was listed among the best dressed on the night.

April, of Nash Mills, said: “I have had so many enquiries so it has helped me massively.”

The television actress also wore another of April’s designs - a pale pink jumpsuit - when she appeared on This Morning this week to talk about her return to ITV’s Emmerdale.

“After she was on, my Twitter went crazy,” said April, 25. “I have had some really good feedback.”

April Banbury, left, at the Miss Great Britain finals.

April Banbury, left, at the Miss Great Britain finals.

She was first put in touch with Gemma after meeting her agent while doing the styling for another client during a shoot for the Daily Mail.

April had already made the dress when she was asked to provide Gemma with a glitzy outfit for the TV awards night.

“I thought, I have got the perfect dress, and it fitted her like a glove,” said April.

Now the fashion designer, who claimed second place in last year’s Miss Great Britain finals while wearing one of her own dresses, hopes to secure an A list star to debut one of her new designs.

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