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How the celebs wished us happy new year

December 31, 2017
Holly Willoughby, Hugh Jackman, Ariana GrandeImage copyrightGetty Images
Image caption Holly Willoughby hit the pool, Hugh Jackman watched fireworks and Ariana Grande’s brief tune delighted fans

Even if you’re still wandering around in your pyjamas after seeing in the new year, you can rest assured that some of the biggest celebrity names probably are too, if their social media posts are anything to go by.

Here are just a few for you:

There were no half measures for Hugh Jackman, who saw in the new year watching Sydney’s fireworks before strapping on his climbing gear. He and his wife Deborrah-lee Furness decided to scale Sydney Harbour Bridge. Don’t look down!

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Things to do on New Year’s Day …. climb the #sydneyharbourbridge with your love!

— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 1, 2018

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It was back down to earth with a log fire and snacks for Ed Sheeran though.

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Happy new year everyone x

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Jan 1, 2018 at 2:56am PST

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Holly Willoughby decided to see in the new year in her bikini, before she returns to cooler temperatures to present the return of ITV’s Dancing on Ice. Make the most of that sunshine, Holly.

For Ariana Grande, it was all about the music. Listen in and see why she delighted her fans so much.

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see you next year

A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Dec 31, 2017 at 8:00pm PST

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John Boyega, whose latest film Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has just topped $1bn at the global box office, is also feeling pretty upbeat. He tweeted a picture of Eddie Murphy, who also happens to star in one of his favourite films, Coming to America.

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— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) January 1, 2018

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Little Mix were full of promises for exciting things to come in 2018, we can hardly wait…

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#HappyNewYear Mixers!! 💕

2018! We’re sooooo ready for you, 2017 was absolutely amazing and this year is about to be EVEN better! We’ve got so much coming your way… Wait on it 👀😉 xx the girls xx

— Little Mix (@LittleMix) January 1, 2018

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But if making grand plans is all a bit much, you may just want to lie down and think sweet thoughts for a day or so. Is this you today?

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Happy 2018! Morph is planning great things for the new year…but today is mainly about napping! #HappyNewYear #2018

— Morph (@AmazingMorph) January 1, 2018

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There’s no time to snooze for Doctor Who – it’s going to be a busy year for Jodie Whittaker, who is taking control of the Tardis. She looks like she’s got her eyes on the stars.

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Here’s looking forward to 2018…

New Year. New Doctor. Can’t wait!

— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 1, 2018

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If you don’t have a sore head, you may enjoy this timeless classic (aren’t they all at this time of year?) – Happy New Year by Abba. We don’t know what Bjorn, Benny, Anni-Frid and Agnetha are up to today, but their official fan club has raised a glass to them, as have we.

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From all of us to all of you


— Official International ABBA Fan Club (@officialabbafan) January 1, 2018

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Madonna decided let her picture do the talking, with this arresting photograph of herself with her daughter Lourdes, declaring they were “ready for you 2018” .

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We are Ready For You 2018! ♥️💃🏿♥️💃🏿♥️💃🏿♥️💃🏿♥️💃🏿♥️💃🏿♥️💃🏿 #love ♥️

— Madonna (@Madonna) January 1, 2018

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Ellen DeGeneres was typically positive about what 2018 may bring, saying: “What a thrill to ring in a bright new year for the world!”

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Happy New Year! What a thrill to ring in a bright new year for the world! (Will someone retweet this at midnight? It’s sleep time.)

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 1, 2018

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But perhaps the final word should go to Will Smith, who is celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary with Jada Pinkett Smith. His new year message is all about why love is like gardening.

“I have learned to focus on HELPING you to BLOSSOM into what YOU want to be (into what you were born to be)… Rather than Demanding that you become what my Fragile Ego needs you to be.”

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