Dominique Ayling

Media Expert

United Kingdom

Currently working as an Account Manager at Four Health, enjoying being on the other side and using my journalistic skills to gain great coverage for our clients and raise awareness of important health issues.
Previously a freelance journalist, copywriter and PR with a wealth of experience, including 17 years at Express Newspapers. Former editor of the Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday's supplement magazines, Hot TV and TV Life. Titles written for include Daily Express, S Magazine, Saturday Magazine, OK! Magazine Special Projects, Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday, Entertainment Daily and Natural Products Magazine.
With a background in creating beauty, health, travel, real-life and celebrity features, skills include editing, writing, organising and directing photo shoots and media relations.
Multi-Media Journalism professional graduated from Bournemouth University.

Portfolio

Travel

S Magazine
29/09/2019
Bon Voyage

A travel feature on cruising around France, Spain and Guernsey

S Magazine
07/07/2019
Silence is golden

A travel feature on a relaxing new resort in the Majorcan hills

S Magazine
29/01/2019
Feast your eyes

A gourmet break to the beautiful southwest coast of Tenerife

S Magazine
23/07/2017
Mad for Madrid

A short getaway to the Spanish capital

S Magazine
31/07/2016
The high life

Join the jetset in Dubai, Madrid or Paris

Saturday Magazine
02/07/2016
Viva Las Vegas!

There's more to Sin City than casinos

S Magazine
04/09/2016
Isles of style

A feature on Gran Canaria as part of a wider feature on hidden island gems

S Magazine
07/02/2016
Travel: Mexico

A feature on Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as part of a wider round up piece of winter sun destinations.

OK! Extra
16/10/2011
Soak up the sun

Head to Fuerteventura to catch some rays and enjoy stunning scenery

Daily Star Sunday
29/05/2011
Jersey's my perfect fit

The sandy beaches, lush countryside and rich history of the Channel Island

Daily Star Sunday
03/05/2009
New York city whirl

How to make the most of your first trip to the Big Apple

TV Life Magazine
26/03/2019
Desert island

Sunshine and stunning scenery provide the perfect backdrop to a relaxing break in Gran Canaria

TV Life Magazine
22/02/2017
City of dreams

A whirlwind weekend in Dubai/Down Hall Hotel review

Celebrity Interviews

Lifestyle

Natural Products News
01/06/2020
Know The Drill

A look at developments in the natural dental care market

TV Extra! Magazine
05/01/2014
Shape up like a celeb!

Celebrity trainer Nikki Waterman on how you don't need a gym membership to get fit

OK! Extra
13/11/2011
Vamp it up

Sexy essentials to give you va-va-voom

OK! Extra
30/10/2011
Gold rush

Add some bling to your beauty routine

OK! Extra
16/10/2011
Skin SOS

Your beauty first aid kit

OK! Extra
09/10/2011
Think pink!

Treat youself and help beat breast cancer

Royal Wedding Special, Daily Star Sunday
01/05/2011
Get Kate's glow

Beauty tips fit for a princess

Take5
10/10/2010
In the pink

How to keep healthy and reduce your cancer risk

Daily Express
04/01/2007
"TV changed our lives"

Three women reveal how appearing on television shows made a massive difference to their lives.

Take5, Daily Star Sunday
14/03/2004
Smiles ahead

How to look after your dental health

Take5, Daily Star Sunday
18/01/2004
Kitchen sync

Easy at-home workout

Take5, Daily Star Sunday
15/02/2004
On the sidelines

Football is a game of two halves

S Magazine
08/02/2004
Married to the job

Three couples reveal why working together is the secret to wedded bliss

Take5, Daily Star Sunday
08/02/2004
My Mr Nice Guy

Is this the most romantic man in Britain?

S Magazine
16/11/2003
Don't be shy...

How the shyest shrinking violet can appear to be the life and soul

S Magazine
24/08/2003
Young, free - and married

While the trend is to marry later, some are still tying th eknot in their twenties

Online

MadeForMums
Micralite GetGo pushchair review

The GetGo travel system is the latest offering by Micralite, a company that prides itself on creating innovative, easy-to-use products for parents always on the go. Launched in 1990 with the Fastfold stroller, Micralite joined forces with Silver Cross in 2018.

www.naturalproductsonline.co.uk
16/06/2020
Know the drill

Know the drill Discovering everything from 'naked gum' to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market. No one can claim to enjoy going to the dentist. While we may not want gappy smiles or receding gums, the sound of a drill is enough to send even the most dental care savvy of us running for the hills.

Entertainment Daily UK
08/06/2020
Kym Marsh 'heartbroken' as uncle dies of coronavirus

Kym Marsh is 'heartbroken' after her uncle passed away from coronavirus and her family were not allowed to visit him in hospital. The former Coronation Street star paid tribute to her 'amazing' uncle George who died in hospital from COVID-19.

Entertainment Daily UK
08/06/2020
Angry mum of Caroline Flack begs CPS boss: "Let my daughter rest in peace"

The mother of Caroline Flack has slammed CPS law chief Ed Beltrami for insisting he was right to prosecute the late Love Island host, saying: "Why can't you let my beautiful daughter rest in peace?" Caroline, 40, took her own life on February 15, hours after learning lawyers were going ahead with assault charges.

Entertainment Daily UK
27/05/2020
Danielle Armstrong gives birth to baby girl

Danielle Armstrong gave birth to her daughter Orla Mae Edney yesterday (May 26), telling fans 'my world is now complete'. Read more: Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne's 'split' just a publicity stunt, fans suggest The former TOWIE star announced the news on Instagram, sharing a selection of adorable snaps of her and fiance Tommy Edney cradling their newborn daughter in hospital.

Entertainment Daily UK
03/06/2020
Coronavirus cases could surge in winter, scientists warn

Coronavirus cases could surge in winter as the virus thrives in cooler temperatures with less humidity, scientists warn. Experts have found a link between the daily temperature and COVID-19, according to a study by the University of Sydney and the Fudan University School of Public Health in Shanghai.

Entertainment Daily UK
23/03/2020
What are the first symptoms of coronavirus?

According to the NHS, you should self-isolate if you have a high temperature or a new, continuous cough but there are actually several first symptoms of coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, that you should look out for. It's thought that thousands of Brits could have coronavirus without even realising so it's important to be aware of the first symptoms of the virus.

Entertainment Daily UK
08/02/2020
James Jordan opens up about struggles to start a family with wife Ola Jordan

James Jordan and wife Ola have been open with their struggles to start a family, with the happy couple finally expecting a baby girl through IVF in March. James has now spoken out about the struggles they faced, revealing questions about when they would have a baby "cut like a knife".

Entertainment Daily UK
26/01/2020
Meghan Markle's aide played a stripper in Hollyoaks Later!

An aide working for Meghan Markle is a former actress who played a stripper in raunchy Hollyoaks spin-off, Hollyoaks Later. Beth Herlihy, 33, a programme coordinator for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, used to work as a model and actress before landing the prestigious royal role.

Entertainment Daily UK
26/01/2020
Becky Vardy shares beautiful pictures of her newborn daughter

Rebekah Vardy has shared an adorable picture of her baby daughter Olivia Grace, snuggled up and sleeping soundly. Becky, 37, and husband Jamie Vardy welcomed the tot on December 28. Read more: Rebekah Vardy welcomes baby girl The mum of five wrote: "She loves her Snoo...

Entertainment Daily UK
26/01/2020
Lucy Fallon devastated after phone stolen at Corrie leaving party

Lucy Fallon has been left devastated after her mobile phone containing precious pictures was allegedly stolen at her Coronation Street leaving party. Lucy, 24, filmed her final scenes as Corrie's Bethany Platt earlier this week and headed out to celebrate in Manchester with friends and co-stars. Read more: Coronation Street's Jack P.

Dailystar.co.uk
04/09/2018
Glam star Pixie Lott reveals her best beauty and style tips

The singer, 27, is the new brand ambassador for KISS nails and lashes, a range she says is perfect for her hectic lifestyle darting between the recording studio, concerts, TV appearances and trying to spend quality time with her fiancé Oliver Cheshire.

Dailystar.co.uk
05/08/2018
Little Mix open up on their fifth album and collaborating with USA Pro

In fact, their fourth album, Glory Days, has officially spent more weeks in the Top 40 than any other girl band in history! Now, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall are working on their fifth album and are touring the UK this summer.

Dailystar.co.uk
25/02/2018
Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead talks Reebok and post-baby workouts

In reality the 27 year old has been working hard at returning to her pre-pregnancy fitness. And her dedication has paid off. Binky, alongside personal trainer Tyrone Brennand, is an ambassador for Reebok and can be seen here modellingits new fitness wear collection.

Dailystar.co.uk
21/01/2018
The Voice UK's Jennifer Hudson shares her thoughts on newest series

The singer, movie star and Broadway actress is now an expert coach, having also appeared on The Voice in the United States. Jennifer rejoins fellow coaches Tom Jones, Will.i.am and newcomer Olly Murs in the search for a new singing star this year.

Dailystar.co.uk
13/09/2017
Strictly's Claudia Winkleman: My uniform is black clothes and weird messy hair

The countdown to the start of telly's most sparkly show is on, and it's not just us who can't wait for the return of Strictly Come Dancing - presenter Claudia Winkleman is excited, too. "The producers are four fantastic women who get it completely right ever year, like a magical science," she says.

Express.co.uk
22/07/2017
Magical architecture, great food and more: Discover Madrid

Spain has always been one of my favourite holiday destinations but I've never ventured inland, preferring breaks by the sea. I was worried a weekend in Madrid might be busy rather than relaxing, but this beautiful city was just the tonic I needed.

Dailystar.co.uk
04/02/2017
Ellie Goulding reveals diet and fitness secrets behind THAT body

Pop superstar Ellie Goulding has teamed up with shoe brand Deichmann to launch her own collection of footwear including heels, wedges and flats. "I'm very proud and excited to launch a shoe range with Deichmann," says the singer. "Affordable fashion is everything to me. I remember being in university and not having any money whatsoever.

Dailystar.co.uk
27/12/2017
Strictly's Mollie King: 'I'm NOT a sex symbol, I'm a dork'

Rumours of a romance between Mollie King and her Strictly Come Dancing professional partner AJ Pritchard have gathered pace quicker than a well-mastered mambo, with the couple appearing extremely close during their time on the BBC1 show. However, the Saturdays singer recently opened up about being single.

Dailystar.co.uk
03/05/2017
Michelle Keegan: I want to play a serial killer

Since leaving Coronation Street, it's been non-stop for Michelle Keegan, who has starred in Ordinary Lies, Our Girl and, most recently,Tina & Bobby. The actress, 29, has also managed to design another stunning clothing collection for Lipsy, which she's seen modelling here.

Dailystar.co.uk
08/12/2018
Marnie Simpson reveals how she dropped a dress size

Marnie, 26, who has previously been diagnosed with body dysmorphia, has undergone a long list of surgical treatments in the past including liposuction, lip fillers, a boob job and most recently getting her nose "fixed".

Dailystar.co.uk
19/02/2017
TV presenter Kelly Brook: My personal style has changed a lot

Model, actress and TV presenter Kelly Brook is always on the go, most recently joining the Lorraine team to front a fashion segment. Kelly, 37, is also once again working with Skechers and says the brand suits her more relaxed style.

Dailystar.co.uk
16/04/2016
TV presenter Jameela Jamil reveals her fashion and beauty secrets

We love the new easy-to-wear S/S16 collection designed by Jameela Jamil for Simply Be. The TV presenter, 30, says she wants to make women feel good in what they're wearing regardless of their size, and has created a range of flattering must-haves including a playsuit, maxi dress and Bardot-style dress.

Dailystar.co.uk
23/04/2016
Model and style icon Myleene Klass shares her fashion and beauty tips

That white bikini she wore in the jungle on I'm A Celeb helped Myleene Klass's career skyrocket. And now she's an expert at designing flattering swimwear. Seen here modelling her latest collection with Littlewoods, Myleene, who is mum to Ava, eight, and Hero, five, says you don't need to have a perfect figure to look hot on the beach.

Dailystar.co.uk
21/02/2016
Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley: 'I want to be as healthy as I can be'

Stunning Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley is in super shape - thanks to her healthy diet and fitness regime. In fact, we think Catherine, 32, is looking so amazing, we've teamed up with her trainer, Matt Warner from Manchester's Ultimate Performance Studio, to find out how she does it.

Express.co.uk
01/07/2016
Spas, gondola rides and amazing food: Discover the other side of Las Vegas

Arriving in Las Vegas is an overwhelming experience: jaw-dropping, sky-scraping hotels, flashing neon signs and replicas of world-famous landmarks rise majestically from the Mojave Desert. Add in the stunning mountain ranges that surround this iconic southern Nevada city and it's a pretty amazing sight.

Dailystar.co.uk
20/09/2009
Take the high Rhodes

But it's not just the weather that's warm - the welcome is something special too. Restaurant owners chat and share a drink with their customers, bar staff are extra friendly and some locals even invite you into their homes.

PR Coverage

Personnel Today
02/02/2022
How to support staff with perinatal mental illness

Perinatal mental illness can affect up to a fifth of new and expectant mothers. Francesca Prior discusses how occupational health professionals and line managers can support those with a mental health condition their partners. Parents make up a large part of the UK labour market - 75.1% of mothers and 92.6% of fathers with dependent children are in work, according to the Office for National Statistics.

sheerluxe.com
18/11/2021
Parenting 101: How To Deal With Bullying

Put client forward as an expert for this feature into bullying, liaising with the journalist and helping client respond to questions accordingly.

Express.co.uk
06/08/2021
How to approach the topic of mental health with children

Interviewed client, the founder of iSpace Wellbeing, to help craft this feature on children's mental health. The same feature appeared in 37 publications across Reach PLC including the Daily Mirror, Daily Record and many regional outlets.

Mail Online
20/09/2021
The monthly drug that stopped MP Rachel's devastating migraines

Exclusive interview arranged with the Daily Mail and Home Office minister Rachel Maclean about her personal experience of migraine. An MP criticising the NHS and the postcode lottery in accessing anti-CGRP treatments was a massive win.

S Magazine
01/03/2020
Sewing bee

Interview arranged with the founder of Forever Sewing.

S Magazine
16/02/2020
Pitch Perfect

Coverage secured after arranging for the journalist to meet and interview Carolyn Radford.

Sports World Magazine
01/12/2019
Carolyn Radford interview

Liased with the magazine, conducted the interview with Carolyn, and provided the publication with copy.