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Catching up with Abbey Clancy and baby first aid

I recently attended the finale of Britain’s Next Top Model with my friend and stylist Nisha Grewel. They invited me as I was involved in the series this year. I set one of the challenges for the girls so it was great to see how far they’d come in their final fashion show. One of the girls Ivy really stood out for me but I have no inside info on who the winner is I so will have to wait and see! It was also great to catch up with all the judges, I think they’re all brilliant. Abbey Clancy, Max Rodgers and I ended up talking about babies of course as Max and his wife Kimberley Wyatt have two girls who are similar in age to Bobby and Cole and Abbey is pregnant with her third. She looked stunning as she always does in pregnancy. It was really lovely to catch up with Abbey whilst we were waiting for the show to start, she’s such a lovely down to earth girl, I really like her.

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Last week I went to the Everyday Hero awards in conjunction with St John’s Ambulance with my mum. I thought I’d take my mum as a chance for us to catch up without children around and I thought she’d enjoy the dinner and getting all dressed up. Although there were some sad stories it was very inspiring to watch and I think she really enjoyed it. Since becoming a mum, first aid is very much at the forefront of my brain. The awards were about celebrating everyday heroes who had saved someone’s life using first aid and the importance of learning first aid and what St John’s ambulance do to encourage and facilitate this.
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One of the winners was a wonderful lady called Natasha Jones who I actually met at another awards evening a few years ago. She is campaigning to get baby resuscitation and first aid taught in antenatal classes across the country after she had a near death experience with her newborn baby where she managed to save her from a near cot death. After I had Bobby she was kind enough to come to my home and teach me and Justin what to do in an emergency like this. Kimberly Wyatt and her husband Max also came to my house to partake in this as we had babies at the same time and had got chatting about it at an event so we had a first aid play date! I’m so glad we all did it. I feel it definitely gives you some peace of mind. It was amazing to see how many people had managed to save lives by knowing what to do at the right time. There were so many children who had managed to save people’s lives by learning first aid too, I definitely think it’s something that should be taught in school.
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I’m loving Strictly so far, I think it’s a great line up this year. I was sad to see Pasha leave so soon as he was my professional partner so I’m always rooting for him. I also thought Pasha and Chizzy were really fun to watch and will definitely be missed. I thought Aston and Alexandra were both fantastic and Mollie and Ruth were great this week too. I actually caught up with Ruth at the ITV studios when I did Lorraine last week and we were chatting about Strictly. It’s amazing how nerve racking the live shows are, I always found it terrifying. I was surprised that even someone like Ruth who presents live TV shows every day would feel the pressure but it’s hard to explain how it feels performing on the Strictly dance floor. She said she’s loving it though and that’s the most important thing. You have to try and enjoy it despite the nerves cos it’s such a wonderful show to be a part of. If I was gonna tip someone to win I would have to say Aston at this point but there’s still a long way to go!

 

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