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Christine Lampard: 'Frank's biggest regret is that I never got to meet his mum.'

CHRISTINE LAMPARD TALKS OPENLY ABOUT HER HUSBAND FRANK LOSING HIS MUM BEFORE THEY MET

During a discussed on losing a loved one, Christine talked candidly about footballer husband Frank's grief after his mum Pat died in 2008.

'Frank lost his mum before me,' she said. 'Grief then hits you in a different way. When you meet someone after a terrible, terrible loss... On our wedding day, part of his speech was - and I'll not cry by saying this - the fact that I never got to meet her. That his biggest regret.'

Frank's mum Pat was 58 when she died a year before he met Christine in 2009.

'He sees lots of his mum in me, which I take as the biggest compliment obviously, because he adored his mummy,' Christine explained. 'And he got very upset retelling these stories and he knew we'd have afternoon tea together and spend Saturdays with her.'

'He definitely still suffered with that grief as I'm sure everyone who loses their mum, it's just dreadful. It definitely altered him as a person,' Christine added.

'And it really makes you appreciate your loved ones. You start to think it can be ripped away from us so quickly.'

Jennifer Ellison: 'I was size 18 in self-destruct mode!'

JENNIFER ELLISON 'I WAS A SIZE 18 IN IN SELF-DESTRUCT MODE!'

Guest Loose Woman Jennifer revealed she was so insecure about her weight gain in recent years that she would be anxious about bumping into people at the local shops.

'I was getting anxiety about seeing people from my past because I thought they were looking at me thinking what the hell happened to you?' Jen explained. 'People in the shops would be like, "God girl, you’ve piled on the weight haven’t you!"'

Talking about being a size 18 at her heaviest, Jennifer admitted she wasn't prioritising her own health after having children, saying, 'I was size 18 in self-destruct mode. I wouldn’t look in the mirror, I didn’t care. Everything was about my (sons).'

Jennifer - who is mum to three young sons with husband Rob and suffered post-natal depression - was ordered to lose weight by her agent to gain acting roles again.

'I had the baby and had depression. I remember I was going for my first audition and it was typecast blonde and slim and my husband was saying, "You look fabulous darling!",' Jennifer explained.

'I got a call from my agent and he said sometimes we have to do things in our clients best interest and he said the casting director had been in touch and said if you want to get another role you have to lose weight and get back to your Chicago figure.'

She went to a detox retreat where she was rationed to a tiny 400 calories a day - far too low for any adult. 'We'd have ONE raisin for breakfast and I’d have a slice of apple and a six mile walk and get back starving,' Jen said.

Now, Jennifer has a better relationship with her body and looks happy.
'I was told the perfect analogy: when you have to put on a flight oxygen mask, you have to put yours on first. In order to be good mum to them you have to look after yourself. With me it was self-neglect, everything was about the boys,' Jen said.

Emmerdale's Natalie J Robb on her emotionally draining scenes and whether Moira Barton will get back with Cain Dingle!

NATALIE J ROBB REVEALS ALL ABOUT PLAYING EMMERDALE'S MOIRA BARTON

She's shortlisted for an award for Best Serial Drama Performance as Moira Barton in Emmerdale at the National Television Awards next week. And it's clear to see why Natalie could win it after the heartbreaking scenes when Moira found her daughter Holly dead from a drug overdose.

On playing Moira's tragic scenes when she found Holly dead...
'I just did it, what came naturally to me, instinctively. I was very nervous about it. I wanted to do it justice because it does happen and people have lost their children to addiction and heroin. I just wanted to do it right.'

On the raw emotion needed for that storyline...
'I asked a lot of people who’ve had children, I asked my mother what she would do if it was her loss. They gave me varied answers. I just imagined myself in the situation, but it was harrowing to shoot it. So hard. On the day it was just sad. It was Sophie [Powell]’s last day. I just immersed myself in it. Sophie was really, really good.
'I wanted people to be on the journey with her. I didn’t want it to be all about that, I wanted it to be pain and shock. Any mother would worry about losing their child.'

On whether Moira and Cain will get back together...
'You really want to know? Ok, I'll tell you... I honestly don't know. I think because with the storyline of Holly's death, it was a shock. I think they are going to keep doing that. So they won't tell us!'

You can vote for Natalie, Emmerdale and Loose Women, at the National Television Awards here. Voting closes at noon on 25 January 2017.

Martine McCutcheon reveals: 'I've had multiple miscarriages - you never truly recover'

MARTINE MCCUTCHEON OPENS UP ABOUT HAVING MULTIPLE MISCARRIAGES

Martine bravely revealed she has suffered multiple miscarriages in the past before before having her son Rafferty, describing it as 'horrific every time'.

'I didn’t have problems getting pregnant, I had problems keeping them,' Martine revealed on the show.

'And because of the ME I just wasn’t strong enough, and it was a really good radar for me to know that my body was strong by the time I had Rafferty [ nearly two]. I knew I could hold a baby and I knew that in so many ways I would be better.'

Speaking about her traumatic experience getting pregnant, Martine said: 'I had lost babies and it was horrific every time. The minute that you have that baby you’re planning its future and what you’re going to do with it and you never sort of truly recover.'

'I was in my late 30s when I had Rafferty and I tried for a long time to have him,' Martine said. 'I know that even as me at 40, I wish I could have had him earlier, because I know that whatever years I go, I know I’ll be cheated out of him.'

'When you have wanted a child for a while and its so precious to you, I look at it from a very human emotional point of view of no one is ever going to be your mum again.'

And Martine revealed she'd love to have another baby in the future. 'I’d love to have another child undoubtedly but I kind of want to enjoy Rafferty, he’s not even two yet and have this year with him. Then maybe me and Jack can be at it like cat and dog, or hammer or tongs!'

During the emotional discussion, our Linda also revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage after her eldest son was born.

'In between Louis and Bobby I tried to have another child,' Linda - who's a mum to three - explained emotionally. 'I went in for a scan and the women left the room and I knew something was wrong. They came back and told me the baby was dead.'

'It was a really traumatic time. Even though it was only three months, it was a really terrible time,' Linda added.

If you have tragically experienced baby loss, our helplines are here.

Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine on her secret wedding: 'I didn’t want to be the centre of attention!'

JENNIE MCALPINE'S WEDDING SECRETS REVEALED!

Coronation Street’s Jennie spilt the beans on her secret wedding earlier this month, explaining she and husband Chris Farr at Trafford town hall with just two witnesses because she ‘didn’t want to be the centre of attention’

'In the registry office in Manchester, our name was there and it was there for 28 days and nobody saw,' Jennie said. 'People have said to me, "weren’t your friends really annoyed?" and I thought that’s a really odd thing to say. But no, I haven’t got any friends that are annoyed at me. I love a good wedding and I hope I’m invited to lots of them, I hope this doesn’t mean I don’t get invited!'

Explaining why she and Chris wanted a small wedding with just their two-year-old son Albert there, Jennie said, 'I wanted it low key, I didn’t want to be the centre of attention. My parents knew this is what both me and Chris would do. We had two witnesses and a lovely photographer who took our pictures.'

On being a newlywed, Jennie said, 'The night before, I told him that people say they feel different when they get married. And genuinely I had a panic because I didn’t want to feel different. It just feels nicer and more complete."

Congratulations Jennie, Chris and Albert!

Sherrie Hewson has a new man in her life! 'We've been out a few times!'

LOOSE LEGEND SHERRIE HEWSON ON FACING HER EX AND FINDING LOVE AGAIN!

Benidorm actress Sherrie revealed she's dating again - 16 years after splitting up with her ex!

Sherrie hadn't found love since her ex-husband Ken Boyd cheated on her during their 20-year-long marriage.

But things have changed now!

Talking about filming kissing scenes for Benidorm, Sherrie admitted, 'Because I haven't been with someone for a long time I never know where bits go anymore. When you have to kiss somebody and you never know where your nose goes!'

Sherrie quickly added: 'But I have to tell you, I have met somebody else. And I have been out a couple of times. And I do know where my nose fits.'

The good news comes after Sherrie saw her ex Ken for the first time since 2002, at their daughter Keeley's wedding last October.

'I should've seen him the night before, sat down and said: "Hi, how are you?" and get that bit done and we were both walking her down the aisle so I walk round the corner and he was there. Within one minute we were walking down the aisle,' she revealed.

'It back footed me... this was unbelievable, but I didn't show it because it was my daughter's wedding and it was the most glorious day of my life,' she added.

And Sherrie admitted she was badly affected by the experience.
'When I went to do the speech, I didn't know where I'd gone. All the memories came back - all the bad times,' she explained.

'I just went home and sat there and thought what has happened to me? I just got really poorly, I haven't faced anything for 16 years.

'Because I've had this day and because I got really ill, I thought maybe this will get rid of it now. Closure.'

Body issues and eating disorder helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on weight and body issues

National Centre for Eating Disorders
Helpline: 0845 838 2040
eating-disorders.org.uk
Starving & Scoffing Kids
Everything you need about eating disorders treatment, information and professional training in the help & treatment of eating disorders. Eating disorders, such as compulsive overeating, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, obesity, orthorexia & failed dieting affect people in every walk of life. There are millions of men and women suffering from chaotic eating disorders, perhaps harbouring persistent weight problems and obsessed with food and weight who need help to beat their symptoms.

Overeaters Anonymous
Helpline: 07000 784 985
oagb.org.uk
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating. Welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

NHS Choices
Healthy Eating
Parents advice for overweight children
Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices with links to external websites.

Weight Loss Surgery

Hoop
Helpline: 0303 300 0314
hoopuk.org.uk
HOOP UK aims to be the ‘go to’ organisation in the UK for support for those struggling with the issues surrounding weight management and obesity. We would love you to visit our Facebook page. We also have closed groups for members of HOOP who want to chat and support each other. The group offers genuine non judgemental support to children, families, young people and adults who are struggling with overweight and obesity in a safe and positive environment from people who care and understand. If you are yourself struggling with obesity, please request to join the group and you will be made very welcome. HOOP UK is a registered charity which operates as a membership organisation to represent the voice of the obese person. HOOP members form a mutual support group and provide a valuable link between those who struggle on a daily basis and the healthcare organisations that provide evidence based weight management services. HOOP members are experts by experience who deserve, and who now have, a voice.

National Obesity Forum
www.nationalobesityforum.org.uk
The National Obesity Forum is a charity which was formed in 2000, with the remit of raising awareness of obesity in the UK and promoting the ways in which it can be addressed. This includes public-facing initiatives and the training of clinicians and healthcare professionals on how to identify and address weight management issues and obesity. The National Obesity Forum campaign to raise public awareness of obesity and the ways it can be tackled through achievable and manageable lifestyle changes.

MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too)
mengetedstoo.co.uk
‘Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ is an award winning national charity dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders. Our website provides essential information that is specific to the unique needs of men and an online space for men to get their voices heard as well as offer peer support via our forum. We also campaign in the media and organise awareness raising events and training for professionals.

Hoop
Helpline: 0303 300 0314
hoopuk.org.uk
HOOP UK aims to be the ‘go to’ organisation in the UK for support for those struggling with the issues surrounding weight management and obesity. We would love you to visit our Facebook page. We also have closed groups for members of HOOP who want to chat and support each other. The group offers genuine non judgemental support to children, families, young people and adults who are struggling with overweight and obesity in a safe and positive environment from people who care and understand. If you are yourself struggling with obesity, please request to join the group and you will be made very welcome. HOOP UK is a registered charity which operates as a membership organisation to represent the voice of the obese person. HOOP members form a mutual support group and provide a valuable link between those who struggle on a daily basis and the healthcare organisations that provide evidence based weight management services. HOOP members are experts by experience who deserve, and who now have, a voice.

Weight Concern
weightconcern.org.uk
Children and Families
The charity is committed to developing and researching new treatments for obesity. It is also working to increase the availability of the successful treatments it has pioneered in the UK via self-help programmes, self-help support groups and family based childhood obesity treatment.

Weight Wise
bdaweightwise.com
Information for teenagers & young adults
An independent site, managed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), with unbiased, easy-to-follow hints and tips - based on the latest evidence - to help you manage your weight for good. It will help you take a look at your current eating habits and physical activity levels, and offer a practical approach to setting your own goals for lifestyle change.

British Nutrition Foundation
nutrition.org.uk
Nutrition, Health and schoolchildren
Promotes the wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of scientifically based knowledge and advice on the relationship between diet, physical activity and health.

BOSPA
bospauk.org
BOSPA (British Obesity Surgery Patients Association) provides support and information to the thousands of patients in the UK for whom obesity surgery can provide an enormous benefit.

Lisa Riley: 'I'm having TWO operations to remove excess skin now I've lost 10 stone!'

LISA RILEY ON HER PRE-SURGERY BODY: 'MY REFLECTION IS HORRENDOUS'

Lisa bravely revealed her body insecurities following her dramatic weight loss as she prepares to have her excess skin removed in two operations.

'It’s not a vanity thing, it’s what I want,' Lisa said. 'The reflection I’m seeing now is just horrendous. But you have no idea what it's like in my bedroom in front of the mirror. I'm just under 12 stone now. Which is why I'm entitled to my surgery.'

Lisa - who has gone from a size 30 to a 12/14 - will being having a 'Fleur De Lis' procedure, 'not a tummy tuck', and demonstrated how surgeons will cut away her skin.

'I go to Zumba and it’s clapping around. It’s got worse and worse,' she admitted. 'You could grab eight inches of skin on my back.'

'My operation will be in two stages,' Lisa explained. 'The first one is the inside of my thighs which currently looks like a lump or tripe. And the lady bit area which currently looks like a deflated rugby ball. I'll have a scar on the inside of my knee to my groin.'

'I'm covered in stretch marks so I'm not bothered about the scars. My tummy looks like London Underground there’s that many lines,' she admitted.

Asked if she's nervous about the serious operation, Lisa admitted her family were 'scared' for her. But added, 'It can't come soon enough, I'm excited.'

Good luck Lisa!