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Stacey Solomon stripped of Mum of the Year Title

Stacey Solomon stripped of Mum of the Year Title
Former X Factor contestant and ‘I’m A Celebrity....Get Me Out Of Here!’ winner Stacey Solomon has been stripped of her 2011 Celebrity Mum of the Year title after images of her smoking whilst seven months pregnant were recently published.

The 22 year old, who is pregnant with her second child, stated that she was "embarrassed" and "ashamed" and revealed that she has struggled to quit smoking during pregnancy but that she is now seeking help to quit.

Stacey, who already has a four-year old son called Zachary, commented: "I've got nothing to justify the fact that I have smoked during my pregnancy.

"There's nothing I could ever say to make it right, because I know how much I love my son and my [unborn] child and I wouldn't want to do anything in the whole wide world to harm them."

When asked about the criticism aimed at her since the images emerged at the weekend, Solomon stated: "Criticisms are definitely justified. Everyone's got an opinion on everything. It's not healthy and it's not something I'm proud of.

"I just think certain opinions aren't justifiable like people saying I don't deserve to be a mum. Things like that aren't nice. I would do anything for my children."

The 22 year old, who is pregnant with her second child, stated that she was "embarrassed" and "ashamed" and revealed that she has struggled to quit smoking during pregnancy but that she is now seeking help to quit.


Stacey went on to confess: "I probably smoke one, two, maximum three a day. Sometimes I won't have a cigarette one day. I don't think it's as easy as everyone says it is. Everyone's different, I just have to respect how I am and get the help that I need.

"I'm embarrassed and ashamed that I've let them down [people that look up to me]. It's more upsetting for me and my baby than anything in the world."

Stacey was named as Foxy Bingo Mum of the Year in 2011 and was due to sit on the judging panel to assist with choosing this year’s winner. However, since the printing of the images this weekend, organisers released the following statement; "Having been named Celebrity Mum of the Year 2011, Foxy Bingo and Stacey Solomon have enjoyed a close working relationship in the past year, including on the Foxy Mum of the Year campaign - a nationwide search to find Britain's best real-life mum - which Stacey launched last month.

"However, following stories in the newspapers in recent days, Foxy Bingo has taken the decision to stand Stacey down from her position as judge on Foxy Mum and from the voting shortlist for Foxy Bingo Celebrity Mum of the Year 2012, the winner of which will be announced next week.

"Stacey has apologised to the people at Foxy Bingo and is sorry and embarrassed by her actions. We understand Stacey is doing everything she can to stop smoking and in recent times has cut back dramatically. She's naturally disappointed but accepts Foxy Bingo's decision."

They added: "Foxy Bingo would like to place on record its thanks to Stacey for all her efforts so far on the Foxy Mum campaign."

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