Solomon: I deserved to be criticised for smoking while pregnant

Solomon: I deserved to be criticised for smoking while pregnant

Stacey Solomon thinks she "deserves" to be criticised for smoking while pregnant.

The 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!' winner - who is seven months pregnant with her second child, her first with fiance Aaron Barham - admits being photographed puffing on a cigarette during her third trimester is not acceptable and she hopes the public backlash against it will help her quit soon.

She told TV show 'Loose Women': "All of the responses are something that I deserve. I don't for one minute think I can sit here and say it is OK - so I can accept that kind of criticism…Although it's not nice to hear, I know that it's true [about the health risks] and maybe that will give me more power to stop it and nip it in the bud."

The 22-year-old singer - who already has three-year-old son Zach - admits she feels exceptionally "guilty" for being weak and indulging her habit.

She added: "There's ups and downs to people being critical because it makes you think, 'Oh my God, I really must sort this out,' and you feel even more guilty than you already do.

"I really have been and am in the process of giving up before these pictures came out. It's a horrible habit. I care more about my children than anything in the whole wide world so anything I can do to give up means more to me than anything else or what anyone thinks."

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