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Nick Knowles and Idris Elba were among the stars who enjoyed a boozy afternoon while attending the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday.

DIY SOS star Nick, 60, looked suave in a three piece Ralph Lauren suit as he stepped out alongside his tartan-clad girlfriend Katie Dadzie, 32, who was dressed in a Holland And Cooper ensemble and Gucci tights. 

And it appeared Nick had a bit St Patrick’s Day Irish luck as he was pictured punching the air while celebrating a win with Katie and Kirsty Gallacher – sipping on a refreshing beverage as he watched out to the course.

Elsewhere, actor Idris was all smiles while he sipped on a dram at the event, with fellow screen star Luke Evans also appearing in high spirits.

Despite the Gloucestershire racecourse relaxing its strict dress code for the first time in its 200 year history, the celebrities made sure they dressed to impress before saying cheers to the end of the four-day event.

Big win: Nick Knowles, 60, punches the air as he celebrates a win with girlfriend Katie Dadzie, 32, at Cheltenham

Big win: Nick Knowles, 60, punches the air as he celebrates a win with girlfriend Katie Dadzie, 32, at day four of Cheltenham Festival on Friday 

Beaming: Idris Elba was all smiles while he sipped on a dram at the event whilst enjoying the celebration amongst the VIP crowd

Bubbles: Kirsty Gallagher enjoyed a fizzling tipple of her own

Beaming: Idris Elba was all smiles while he sipped on a dram at the event whilst enjoying the celebration amongst the VIP crowd

Race day: Nick and his girlfriend Katie were among the stars attending the fourth and final day

Race day: Nick and his girlfriend Katie were among the stars attending the fourth and final day 

Ed Westwick, 35, and his girlfriend Amy Jackson, 31, looked stylish in their chic ensembles as they arrived at the event.

Nick teamed his pinstriped suit with a white shirt and layered a brown tweed jacket over the top and appeared overjoyed after watching a race unfold. 

Throwing his wrist into the air, Katie and Kirsty watched on as Nick celebrated his horse placing first in the race.  

The DIY SOS accessorised with a paisley patterned tie and tan fedora hat while Katie stood out from the crowd in a bold pair of shorts that she paired with a long matching coat. 

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Katie kept warm in a black turtle neck jumper and designer tights, boosting her height with some thigh-high suede boots. 

Ed channelled his inner Peaky Blinder in a navy flat cap with a checked blazer and wool over coat. 

He topped off his outfit with a white shirt, a pair of khaki trousers and a light grey tie. 

Amy put on a very sophisticated display wearing shades of brown, she teamed turtleneck jumper with some checked wool blend trousers. 

The actress kept warm with a tan coat and chocolate leather gloves, elevating her frame with a pair of heeled knee boots. 

She accessorised her look with a crocodile print handbag and styled her long dark hair straight. 

Also in attendance were the likes of Idris Elba, Luke Evans, Georgia Toffolo and Jeremy Clarkson. 

Star-studded: He was joined at the event by Ed Westwick, 35, and Amy Jackson, 31, who looked stylish in their chic ensembles as they arrived at the event

Star-studded: He was joined at the event by Ed Westwick, 35, and Amy Jackson, 31, who looked stylish in their chic ensembles as they arrived at the event

Races! During a jam-packed day of action, Harry Cobden soared to success on Stay Away Fay as they won the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

Races! During a jam-packed day of action, Harry Cobden soared to success on Stay Away Fay as they won the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

Jubilant: Throwing his wrist into the air, Katie and Kirsty watched on as Nick celebrated his horse placing first in the race

Jubilant: Throwing his wrist into the air, Katie and Kirsty watched on as Nick celebrated his horse placing first in the race

Smart: DIY SOS star Nick looked suave in a three piece suit as he stepped out alongside his tartan-clad girlfriend Katie

Dapper: Nick teamed his pinstriped suit with a white shirt

Smart: DIY SOS star Nick looked suave in a three piece suit as he stepped out alongside his tartan-clad girlfriend Katie

Out with the old: Despite the Gloucestershire racecourse relaxing its strict dress code for the first time in its 200 year history, the celebrities made sure they dressed to impress

Out with the old: Despite the Gloucestershire racecourse relaxing its strict dress code for the first time in its 200 year history, the celebrities made sure they dressed to impress

Looking good: Ed channelled his inner Peaky Blinder in a navy flat cap with a checked blazer and wool over coat

Stunning: Amy put on a very sophisticated display wearing shades of brown

Looking good: Ed channelled his inner Peaky Blinder in a navy flat cap with a checked blazer and wool over coat

The historic society event, which dates back to the early 19th century, has unveiled a new ‘inclusive’ dress code this year, which organisers hope will make spectators feel ‘confident and at-ease’ for their visit.

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This means dresses, heels and hats are no longer mandatory, as organisers hope to attract a younger crowd to the venue, welcoming jeans and trainers.

In the past, entry into some enclosures has required the wearing a jacket and tie while wearing trainers has also been frowned upon.

Racegoers are free to wear what they want at the Jockey Club’s 15 racecourses in a bid to make horseracing more ‘accessible and inclusive’.

Instead of restricting racegoers from watching the action in certain enclosures based on what they are wearing, the Jockey Club has told its customers to ‘dress as you feel most comfortable and confident’.

The only exceptions to the new policy at any of the 342 fixtures staged by The Jockey Club is offensive fancy dress or offensive clothing of any kind and replica sports shirts.

Big win: Kirsty Gallacher also celebrated during the fun day out

Big win: Kirsty Gallacher also celebrated during the fun day out 

Cheltenham gold cup: The trio looked gripped, with Kirsty holding a betting programme as they watched in the stands

Cheltenham gold cup: The trio looked gripped, with Kirsty holding a betting programme as they watched in the stands 

So chic: Kirsty looked gorgeous in a tan cape and fedora hat

So chic: Kirsty looked gorgeous in a tan cape and fedora hat 

Ready, steady, go: The presenter put on an animated display as the races got under way

Ready, steady, go: The presenter put on an animated display as the races got under way 

Stylish: Georgia Toffolo looked stylish in a turtleneck black dress and a pink button-up jacket

Stylish: Georgia Toffolo looked stylish in a turtleneck black dress and a pink button-up jacket 

Chic: She gave herself a few inches in a pair of black boots as she arrived for the big day

Chic: She gave herself a few inches in a pair of black boots as she arrived for the big day

Wow! Kym Marsh captured attention in a very smart all-black ensemble while she slicked her brunette locks back

Wow! Kym Marsh captured attention in a very smart all-black ensemble while she slicked her brunette locks back 

Excited: Idris Elba held up a peace sign to the cameras as he arrived at the racecourse

Excited: Idris Elba held up a peace sign to the cameras as he arrived at the racecourse 

Suave: He looked very dapper in a suit and tie, which he styled with a flat cap and black lace-up boots

Suave: He looked very dapper in a suit and tie, which he styled with a flat cap and black lace-up boots

The announcement comes at a time when racecourse are battling to stem a fall in attendances.

Nevin Truesdale, Chief Executive at The Jockey Club, said last month: ‘Horseracing has always been a sport enjoyed by people from all different backgrounds and it’s really important to us to be accessible and inclusive.

‘We hope that by no longer placing an expectation upon people of what they should and shouldn’t wear we can help highlight that racing really is for everyone.

‘For those who visit our venues, a day at the races is all about spending quality leisure time with friends and family and we believe people enjoy themselves best when they feel relaxed. A major part of that is wearing clothing which you are comfortable in.

VIP: Idris picked up a coffee ahead of the jam-packed day as he battled photographers on his way in

VIP: Idris picked up a coffee ahead of the jam-packed day as he battled photographers on his way in 

Green! Luke Evans sported Irish colours as he stepped out in a green checkered jacket, black trousers and a turtleneck jumper

Good look: He completed his look with black suit shoes and a flat cap

Green! Luke Evans sported Irish colours as he stepped out in a green checkered jacket, black trousers and a turtleneck jumper 

Posing: He gave a flash of his badge as he posed for snaps upon his arrival

Posing: He gave a flash of his badge as he posed for snaps upon his arrival

Suave: Jeremy Clarkson cut a smart figure in a navy suit and waistcoat as he arrived at the races

Smart: He opted for black suit shoes and a white shirt to complete the look

Suave: Jeremy Clarkson cut a smart figure in a navy suit and waistcoat as he arrived at the races 

‘While The Jockey Club has a rich heritage and history it is also a forward-thinking organisation which places a great emphasis on diversity and inclusion and always seeks to reflect modern trends.

‘So, when we reviewed this area of the raceday experience, it has been clear to us that enforcing a dress code seems rather outdated in the 21st Century in the eyes of many of our racegoers.

‘Of course that doesn’t mean we are discouraging people from dressing up for a day at the races if they want to.’

‘This is about giving people a choice and the opportunity to come racing dressed however they feel most comfortable and confident, while also bearing in mind the challenges regularly presented by the British weather.’

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