Dominique Ayling

Freelance journalist

United Kingdom

A freelance journalist, copywriter and PR with a wealth of experience, including 17 years at Express Newspapers and account management roles at Four and Mind + Matter PR agencies. Former editor of the Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday's supplement magazines, Hot TV and TV Life. Titles written for include the Daily Express, S Magazine, Saturday Magazine, OK! Magazine Special Projects, Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday, Entertainment Daily, Love Food and Natural Products Magazine.
With a background in creating beauty, health, food, 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.



S Magazine
Bon Voyage

A travel feature on cruising around France, Spain and Guernsey

S Magazine
Silence is golden

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

S Magazine
Feast your eyes

A gourmet break to the beautiful southwest coast of Tenerife

S Magazine
Mad for Madrid

A short getaway to the Spanish capital

S Magazine
The high life

Join the jetset in Dubai, Madrid or Paris

Saturday Magazine
Viva Las Vegas!

There's more to Sin City than casinos

S Magazine
Isles of style

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

S Magazine
Travel: Mexico

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

OK! Extra
Soak up the sun

Head to Fuerteventura to catch some rays and enjoy stunning scenery

Daily Star Sunday
Jersey's my perfect fit

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

Daily Star Sunday
New York city whirl

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

TV Life Magazine
Desert island

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

TV Life Magazine
City of dreams

A whirlwind weekend in Dubai/Down Hall Hotel review

Celebrity Interviews


Natural Products News
Know The Drill

A look at developments in the natural dental care market

TV Extra! Magazine
Shape up like a celeb!

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

OK! Extra
Vamp it up

Sexy essentials to give you va-va-voom

OK! Extra
Gold rush

Add some bling to your beauty routine

OK! Extra
Skin SOS

Your beauty first aid kit

OK! Extra
Think pink!

Treat youself and help beat breast cancer

Royal Wedding Special, Daily Star Sunday
Get Kate's glow

Beauty tips fit for a princess

In the pink

How to keep healthy and reduce your cancer risk

Daily Express
"TV changed our lives"

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

Take5, Daily Star Sunday
Smiles ahead

How to look after your dental health

Take5, Daily Star Sunday
Kitchen sync

Easy at-home workout

Take5, Daily Star Sunday
On the sidelines

Football is a game of two halves

S Magazine
Married to the job

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

Take5, Daily Star Sunday
My Mr Nice Guy

Is this the most romantic man in Britain?

S Magazine
Don't be shy...

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

S Magazine
Young, free - and married

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


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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, and newcomer Olly Murs in the search for a new singing star this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Sewing bee

Interview arranged with the founder of Forever Sewing.

S Magazine
Pitch Perfect

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

Sports World Magazine
Carolyn Radford interview

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