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Saturday 16 December 2017

Ramsay's wife Tana crowned Mum of Year

The wife of TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been crowned celebrity Mum of the Year and said patience was the most important virtue for a parent.

Tana Ramsay (35), who has four children, described herself as a traditional mother who was forever learning new lessons about being a good parent.

Ramsay received the Tesco Magazine Celebrity Mum of the Year award at a glitzy ceremony in London.

She beat off competition from high-profile mothers including newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, Emmerdale actress Linda Lusardi and EastEnders stars Patsy Palmer, Jo Joyner, Jessie Wallace and Lucy Benjamin.

Asked about what made a good mother, Ramsay, who has written three best-selling cookbooks and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity, said: "It's a big learning curve. It's a journey.

"It's important to stay close to them, but that gets tricky when they get older and they get secretive and into their teenage years... but just being there, being their friend."

She said parents needed the "patience of a saint", adding, "You talk to them and listen to them.

"As they get older, the thing I'm learning all the time is just listening," she said.

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