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Hilary Duff: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 1 May 2006

ALL EXCEPT PUBESCENT GIRLS are entitled to ask: "Hilary who?" This 18-year-old actor/singer is a massive star in the eyes of Sugar magazine readers, but a skinny blonde mystery to everyone else. Duff owes her fame, and a startling 4m record sales, to a Saturday-morning sitcom called Lizzie McGuire, in which she played Lizzie. She's parlayed her telly success into an equally profitable pop career, despite having no great proficiency for music. But if she weren't promoting an album called Most Wanted, her British fans — they were here in their thousands — would never get to see her in the flesh.

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