Tuesday, March 6, 2012

'Nothing I can say will make it right,' says a tearful Stacey Solomon as she admits she's STILL smoking up to three cigarettes a day

By Sarah Bull

She's found herself at the centre of a huge amount of controversy since photographs first emerged of her smoking while pregnant.

But Stacey Solomon today showed that the stress of the scandal is taking its toll, as she was reduced to tears during an interview on This Morning.

Stacey was talking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on the show about her actions and struggled to control her emotions as she admitting indulging in her habit while seven months along with her second child is a 'selfish' thing to do.

Emotional: Stacey Solomon was reduced to tears during an interview on This Morning when she spoke about pictures of her smoking which emerged over the weekend

Asked by Holly if she had considered the harmful effects smoking might have on her baby, Stacey replied: 'At the end of the day, nothing that I can say makes it right.
All I can say is that from the day I found out that I was pregnant, I have tried my best to give up. I completely understand why people would be angry, because for some people it's uncomprehendable.

'I understand that it's a selfish thing to do, so I don't think the comments are unjustified, although I do thing some are a bit harsh.'

Stacey also insisted that she has '100 per cent cut down' from the amount of cigarettes she smoked before she fell pregnant.

She added: 'As soon as you get pregnant, you think you need so stop. I did smoke between 5 and 10 a day, but I completely cut down and from there on I have been trying to stop.

'I'm smoking] between 1 and 3 a day, if that... I just thought I would be able to quit. And some days I've done really, really well and had none but there are some days when I have had some. I'm doing my best to just go without, but sometimes it's not just as easy to cut it out.'

Stacey was also asked how she felt about being cut out of the Foxy Bingo Celebrity Mum of the Year campaign.

She said: 'I feel that they have to set a good example so it's absolutely their decision and I have to accept it because at the end of the day they can't be seen to support that.'

Phillip and Holly also asked Stacey, who has a four-year-old son Zachary from a previous relationship, how her fiancé Aaron Barnham feels about her smoking while pregnant.

Struggling: The singer appeared to be finding it difficult to control her emotions during the interview

'Did you not think of the harmful effects smoking would have on your baby?' Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield asked the questions people wanted answering

Stacey replied: 'Aaron is not happy with it but at the same time he's supportive of me and he will help me no matter what. He's always trying to do things with me - all he can do is support me.'

Struggling to hold back her tears, Stacey continued: 'I don't condone it in any way and I think it's important that people know that. I don't want people to think it's OK or that I think it's OK.'

Asked what else she is doing to quit the cigarettes, Stacey said she was using electric cigarettes and considering hypnotherapy, at which point Phillip suggested she might want to talk to the show's Dr Chris about other ways she may be able to kick the habit.

Keeping her head down: Stacey attempted to remain incognito as she left the studios with her mother Fiona



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