How do their personalities influence their style?
Rosie will put anything on and she loves to dress up, she’ll put fancy dress on, she’ll put all my headbands on, she’s very much a girly girl. Little Paul has to have the labels cut out of everything and he won’t wear fancy dress because he thinks it’s itchy. He likes pyjamas and just wants his cosy tops on all the time.
Moving on to The Mummy Diaries, what’s in store for the next season?
It starts with our big Maldives comedown after the wedding and getting back to normality, Billie and Greg are looking to move house. They follow my journey with Rosie and her horse riding and finding hobbies for little Paul. It’s a mixture of holidays, trips, work and we see my mumgetting herself out there on the dating scene, which is really fun. It’s hard to pinpoint particular storylines because we just film everything.
What’s it like getting to work with your family?
When I’m filming the show it’s great because I’m able to progress my career and still be the mum I want to be. It’s getting really busy at the moment and sometimes it can be quite difficult. You can’t expect children to be and do everything you want them to all the time, they’re children at the end of the day and they come first; as long as they’re happy, I’m happy.
How important is it for you to show the reality of you being a mum?
I honestly feel like we wouldn’t be where we are with series 6 and 7 if we weren’t real with what we’re doing. We’ve got two toddlers and Billie and I are both working all the time and it is a struggle, I think that’s what people like because we’re very relatable. Although we do red carpets and we’re in the public eye, I always say 95% of the time, we’re just like every other mum. We’re working, dealing with tantrums, changing nappies, going through teething, doing all of the stuff that everybody else does. We don’t have extra help apart from grandparents and we’re just juggling it all and trying to be the best parents we can be.
Who do you go to when you need advice and support?
Paul’s really good, as in big Paul, he understands everything that I’m doing and sometimes will tell me when I need to slow down. I wouldn’t be able to do half the things I do if it wasn’t for him. Obviously I’ve got my mum and sister, my mother-in-law is really good to talk to as well and my agent over here. I’ve actually got a really strong support network around me, good family and friends that have always been there when I need them.