England star Frank Lampard spent a romantic last night with girlfriend Christine Bleakley before jetting off for the World Cup in South Africa.
The pair dined out at the exclusive Dorchester Hotel in London before Lampard left for the month-long tournament.
Christine kept it simple, stepping out in a black blazer over a silky gold top, black jeans and a black pair of heels. The pair stayed in the bar until 1am before heading back home for more quality time together.
Less than 24 hours later, Lampard was among the England squad that jetted out of Heathrow for Johannesburg.
Fabio Capello's 23-man squad smiled for the cameras for the traditional pre-departure pictures before boarding a Virgin Airbus for the 11-hour flight.
Before jetting off, England skipper Rio Ferdinand said the squad was ready for the challenge.
“There's no fear,” he said. “This comes around every four years, I've been to three tournaments before this one and I've enjoyed every minute.
“It's just great to go out there knowing that you're one of the best players in your country, playing alongside the best players in the world, that's an achievement in itself.”
England’s first game is against the USA on June 12.