Apple's iPod shuffle went on sale worldwide on Friday (3 November) last week - and celebs were as anxious as anyone else in their itch to get hold of one of Apple's diminutive £55 music players.

Intrepid photographers at Apple's flagship London Regent Street store snapped at least two stars slamming down their plastic to get their hands on an iPod shuffle.

Celebrated Welsh-born fashion designer Julien Macdonald was among the first in line to buy his player. Charmed, the celeb described it as "the ultimate new fashion accessory".

Macdonald might just know. Named 'British Designer of the Year' in 2001, he's worked with Kylie Minogue, Givenchy and Chanel.

Macdonald was followed shortly later by platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. She lined-up at the store to get her own player, which she sees as "just perfect for a musician to put their latest mixes on".