Louis Redknapp's 'working mum guilt'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 December 2016
Louise Redknapp

Louis Redknapp

Louis Redknapp says she has "working mum guilt" while competing on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Louis Redknapp has "working mum guilt".

The singer admitted that competing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' has led to her missing out on time at home with her sons Charley, 11, and Beau, seven, and she feels terribly guilty.

She told The Sun: "Neither do their schoolwork unless I'm supervising and screaming at them.

"So I've written lots of notes in their homework diaries saying, 'Sorry, we will catch up when I get kicked off 'Strictly'.

"I feel working mum guilt as I'm sure any working mum will know, I had it before this and I'm sure I'll have it again in the future.

"Mums put so much pressure on themselves these days, the biggest thing is to be the perfect mum, to keep up with all the other mums.

"There's so much pressure on women to be the perfect mum but I think my kids love the fact that I am a bit all over the place."

Meanwhile, Louis - who is married to Jamie Redknapp - recently revealed she hopes that her 'Strictly' partner Kevin Clifton will help her to fall pregnant.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional's previous celebrity partners Frankie Bridge and Kellie Bright, who worked with the married hunk in 2014 and 2015 respectively, have fallen pregnant almost immediately after taking part in the competition and now the 42-year-old singer is convinced her dance partner will be her "lucky charm".

She said: "Frankie Bridge is obviously a good friend of mine and when she finished dancing with Kevin, she fell pregnant. And Kellie Bright did 'Strictly Come Dancing' with Kevin and went on to have a baby so now the joke is he will be my lucky charm because I said I'd really like a girl. I'm feeling the pressure, I'm going to have a baby. For me, fertility, has been well-documented. I didn't have my first son easily, it took me a long time to have him. It took me four years. My second one, it took me four weeks so I think, for me, another baby I wouldn't take it for granted but it's not something I would rule out."

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