Stacey Solomon - Stacey Solomon Axed From Celeb Mum Of The Year05 March 2012
Stacey Solomon has been axed from Foxy Bingo's Celebrity Mum of the Year shortlist after being caught smoking seven months into her pregnancy.
Stacey Solomon Axed From Celeb Mum Of The Year
Stacey Solomon has been axed from Foxy Bingo's Celebrity Mum of the Year shortlist.
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 - has been removed from the competition after being caught smoking in her third trimester.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the company said: ''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.
''Foxy Bingo would like to place on record its thanks to Stacey for all her efforts so far on the Foxy Mum campaign.''
The 22-year-old singer - who was Foxy Bingo's Celebrity Mum of the Year in 2011 - admitted she ''deserves'' to be criticised for puffing on cigarettes while pregnant.
Speaking on ITV1's 'Loose Women' earlier today, Stacey said: ''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 and although it's not nice to hear I know that its true [the health risks] and maybe that will give me more power to stop it and nip it in the bud.''