By Now Magazine
Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon talks work, relationships and keeping it real when it comes to her body
Stacey Solomon first shot on to our screens in 2009 as the charismatic Essex lady on The X Factor, and despite going far in the competition her career has taken a very different turn.
After the mum-of-two’s stint on the talent show, she became queen of the I’m A Celebrity jungle and has since become a regular in the nation’s homes as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.
Nothing seems to be off limits with Stacey, 28, and she tells us what she really makes of her fellow panellists, her favourite guests and what goes on behind closed doors with boyfriend Joe Swash.
You’ve fast become a favourite on Loose Women, but did you have any reservations when you first joined the panel?
No, not when I first joined. I was just excited that they even considered me, because I did feel young and inexperienced compared to the other women.
So I was really taken aback that they’d given me that opportunity. I think some days, when we’re talking about something that is personal and sensitive, I can have reservations about speaking out.
But, they are soon quashed by the fact that there are people going through the same thing and if my story can help one person, then that’s kind of what I’m there to do.
Was there a particular panellist you were nervous to work with?
I was always scared to work with Janet Street-Porter. Only because she’s so smart, she doesn’t suffer fools lightly, and I thought, ‘Oh no, she’s going to hate me,’ because I was young, with no life experience.
But, actually, she was the complete opposite with me. She really listens to what I have to say, values my opinion and made me feel like she really had respect for me.
The whole panel seem like a very close-knit group…
Honestly, sometimes I can’t believe my job because it doesn’t feel like a real job. It feels like I’m going out with my mates and having a natter and we take it everywhere.
We went for a weekend away in a spa and we’re trying to plan a trip abroad. We all meet up and spend loads of time together, which is really nice.
Andrea McLean, Stacey Solomon, Jane Moore and Nadia Sawalha talk about body image on Loose Women.
Which panellist are you closest with?
I think I’m close with quite a lot of them for different reasons.
Jane [Moore] is the one I go to when I want to speak about things that are going on in the world, she’s so good …read more
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