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Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick checks into the Aussie GP

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ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

Spotted: Star of Gossip Girl packing his bags for a trip Down Under.

The famous heart throb of popular US TV series Gossip Girl, Ed Westwick will fly in to Australia this week to attend the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix.

Westwick is thrilled to be attending the four day event, saying “I’ve heard so much about the Grand Prix in Melbourne and I can’t wait to be part of all the action!”

Westwick doesn’t have to fake his charm playing character Chuck Bass, charisma comes naturally to the Brit who is worshipped by ladies all over the world and envied by lads.

“I love coming to Australia – last time I was in Melbourne I had a ball. I have family here and love getting the chance to spend time with them,” he said.

While in Melbourne, Westwick will attend the exclusive “GP@28‟ party on Thursday, 24 March at Crown Metropol as the guest of Australian Grand Prix ambassador Ashley Hart.

As for who he’ll be cheering on at the track, Westwick is tipped to support his fellow countrymen Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton who are racing for the McLaren team.

He may not be wearing his signature scarf to the Albert Park track, however stylish Westwick is still sure to impress crowds. As his character Chuck Bass would say “What goes on in Melbourne, stays in Melbourne.”

About Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick stars as Chuck Bass, an overly confident and sexy anti hero, in The CW's drama Gossip Girl from Josh Schwartz (The O.C.), based on the tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers who attend an elite private school in New York City.

In February 2011 Westwick starred in the romantic comedy Chalet Girl with Felicity Jones, Tamsin Egerton and Bill Nighy. Directed by Phil Traill, the story details the story of a young girl from a working class suburb who lands a job in an ultra-glam ski resort, where she's totally out of her depth until she discovers her natural snowboarding genius and the boss's gorgeous son Johnny (Westwick).

In March 2011, he began filming Clint Eastwood‟s biographical film J. Edgar. Westwick will play Agent Smith, Hoover’s biographer alongside all-star cast Leonardo DeCaprio, Arnie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench and Jeffrey Donovan. This film is set to release in 2012.

The 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix Albert Park 24 - 27 March

For bookings or more information, visit www.grandprix.com.au or call Foxtix on 1800 100 030

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