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Stacey Solomon opens up about ‘really scary’ experience as her son prepares for major change


STACEY Solomon has opened up about her ‘really scary’ experience as her son prepares for a major change in his life.

The mum-of-four revealed that her 10-year-old son Leighton will be heading to secondary school next year – and has become overwhelmed with the process.


Stacey Solomon spoke out about her ‘scary experience’ as her son Leighton prepares for a major change in his lifeCredit: Eroteme
Stacey pictured with her son Leighton


Stacey pictured with her son LeightonCredit: Instagram

Stacey, 32, took to her Instagram story to explain to fans that husband Joe Swash, 40, is away on a work trip at the moment, so she’s at home with the kids.

She joked that she was trying to “keep her head above water” and went on to share Leighton’s upcoming milestone.

In a video talking to the camera with daughter Rose on her lap, the star said: “It’s Leighton’s last year of primary so it’s been one of those crazy weeks where you’ve got to all the open days and apply for schools within a certain time frame.

“I’ve just been trying to sort them all out!”

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Stacey captioned the post: “Leighton is in his last year of primary so this week was the week I had to book all of his open day appointments, applications, and do walk arounds.

“One of the schools I had to sit in a que at a certain time and try to book a slot to go and see it before the slots ran out, I felt like I was booking Coachella or something.

“Anyone find this secondary process really scary?”

Stacey is mum to four beautiful children.

Leighton was born in 2012 and Stacey shares him with ex fiancé Aaron Barham who she split from in 2014.

The X Factor favourite gave birth to her oldest son Zachary, 14 – who she shares with Dean Cox – when she was 17 years old.

Stacey and new husband Joe have two kids from their relationship – Rex, three, and 11-month-old Rose, who she welcomed into the world on her 32nd birthday last year.

Stacey also told her followers: “It’s been an interesting week. Joe’s gone away for two weeks so I’ve been trying to get into the swing of it all around work without him.”

The Loose Women presenter added: “It’s just us at the minute so I am just trying to keep my head above the water.”

It comes after The Sun revealed that Joe has landed a new presenting gig.

The EastEnders actor is replacing existing host Joe Tracini for the next series of The Dengineers.

Joe will join Meryl Fernandez when it returns to telly soon.

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For those who aren’t au-fait, the show is basically DIY SOS for kids and sees Joe, Meryl and a group of experts build extremely specific dens for some lucky kids.

Stacey and Joe tied the knot over the summer surrounded by family and friends at their home – Pickle Cottage.

Stacey pictured with Joe and her three sons


Stacey pictured with Joe and her three sonsCredit: Jim Marks
Stacey with her daughter Rose


Stacey with her daughter RoseCredit: instagram/@staceysolomon
Stacey and Joe tied the knot earlier this year


Stacey and Joe tied the knot earlier this yearCredit: Rex


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