Charley Webb 'worried' about children's future following Jesy Nelson statement

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 December 2020
Charley Webb

Charley Webb

'Emmerdale' actress Charley Webb is concerned for her own children's future after Jesy Nelson revealed she departed Little Mix as being in the band has "taken a toll on [her] mental health", and she found the "constant pressure" and "living up to the expectations very hard"

Charley Webb is "worried" about her children's future following Jesy Nelson's emotional statement on why she has quit Little Mix.

The 'Emmerdale' actress – who has kids Buster, 10, Bowie, four, and 16-month-old Ace with husband and co-star Matthew Wolfenden – was left "angry" after reading Jesy's explanation as to why she has left the girl group, in which she admitted being in the band has "taken a toll on [her] mental health", and she found the "constant pressure" and "living up to the expectations very hard".

Jesy has been open in the past about being trolled during her time in Little Mix, and Charley – who plays Debbie Dingle on the ITV soap – has called for people to "be nice".

Speaking in a video on her Instagram Stories, the soap star said: "I was reading the statement that Jesy from Little Mix put out about leaving the band.

"I felt so emotional reading that and so angry, because I just think about what she's been through since being in the public eye.

"The thought of some of the messages and what some people think they can say. It's so weird.

"It’s just not normal humans, that is not normal. It’s not normal to think you can say what you want to someone that’s in the public eye that you wouldn’t say to their faces.

"Don't type it on a screen. Be nice. Be a nice human.

"I think some of the messages that I get – and they're bad enough – but the scale that [Jesy] is in being in a girl band, I mean...

"I just worry about my own kids in the future. I really do."

Charley was previously trolled by some who told her to cut her son Bowie's hair shorter, and she hit back at others for asking if she had trimmed his locks because of online comments.

She said: "I can't believe how many messages I've had asking if I've cut Bowie's hair because of negative comments on Instagram, or online.

"No, the answer to that is no. If I was cutting my child's hair because people were being negative, that would be very worrying.

"He had it cut because he saw a picture of short hair that was all different colours – red, yellow, blue, whatever – and he wanted it to look like that. He thought it would change colour, obviously it didn't – but he still loves the hair so it's fine."

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