You’ve Been Tangoed – Celebrity Tans Gone Bad

E! 2013 Kelly OsbourneKelly Osbourne was slammed last week for her fake tan looking orange when she attended E! 2013. I have to admit when looking at the picture (left) I really think her chosen shade clashed with her hair colour more than anything.

But luckily for her, it’s not just Kelly who has suffered with a tanning faux-pas, many of the celebrities we know and love have, at one point or another, been a victim of the tango shade of tan.

So we decided to gather some pictures of these celebrity tans gone bad just to prove that no matter how rich, famous or stylish celebrities are, when it comes to fake-tans they too can be a victim of that ‘you’ve been tangoed’ look.

Jodie Marsh

Jodie Marsh
Bless her, the poor woman has had nothing but stick for most of her career and back in 2007 she shot to number 1 for Heat Magazines worst celebrity tan. These days her orange has been replaced with a deeper shade of mahogany as she pursues her body building career.



David Dickinson

David Dickinson
Famed for his catchphrase ‘cheap as chips’ this bargain hunter appears to have got more than he bargained for with his tans. Forever appearing on our screens with a shade of orange that would make Willy Wonka’s Oompah Loompah’s green with envy no celebrity tanning disaster list would be complete without our Dicky.


Donald Trump

donald trump


Donald John Trump, Sr. is an American business magnate, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. But it just goes to show that no matter how rich you are, money can’t buy a good fake-tan (in his case anyway).


Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson


Poor Jessica, we’d look like that too if we saw ourselves looking that shade of orange! Jessica, who shot to fame as Daisy Duke in the 2005 film Dukes of Hazard has regularly made appearances on the list of sexiest women. Thankfully she’s not a regular on the worst celeb tan lists so I guess we can forgive her this one tanning faux-pas.



Katie Price



Why am I not surprised to see Katie Price (aka Jordan) is a regular on the worst celebrity tan lists? What does surprise me most is why she would willingly put this picture (left) of her tanning disaster on her twitter for all to see?




Helen Flanagan

helen flanagan

Who can forget TV’s most funniest fake-tan disaster when Helen Flanagan emerged with the worst self-applied fake tan ever during her 2012 stint in I’m a celebrity, get me out of here! The reactions of her campmates telling her how ridiculous she looked for her to innocently reply “Does it look that bad?”


Lindsay Lohan



Usually making the headlines for her bad behaviour, this wild child has also had her fair share of tanning traumas. But this one has me baffled (left), what has she done to get her face so stripy?





Are you willing to share your tanning disasters or are you keeping those pictures safely stashed under lock and key?