Monday 18 February 2019

'A lot of people think pregnancy is an illness' - Vogue

Vogue getting ready for the Lorraine show
Vogue getting ready for the Lorraine show
Spencer Matthews. Photo:

Mum-to-be Vogue Williams feels a lot of people treat pregnancy as an illness.

The TV star and model recently revealed her dismay at being dropped by brands after she became pregnant.

Documentary maker Williams, who has catalogued her love of fitness on social media, is also surprised by the reaction to her exercising while expecting.

The Dubliner, who is engaged to reality star Spencer Matthews, told ITV's Lorraine show: "A lot of people are against pregnant women working out, I've found, which is bizarre.

"I feel fit and healthy and I want to stay fit and healthy. Obviously, you put on weight, I've put on quite a good bit of weight, but that's what I'm supposed to do. I'm happy doing it."

She also spoke of her disappointment at being dropped by firms after she announced her pregnancy.

"I am working with more baby brands," she added. "I was quite disappointed when I was dropped by certain people for being pregnant.

"I feel like a lot of people think it is an illness. You can do as much as you can. You're no different, really.

"I don't feel very different now, apart from the fact that I go to bed at 8pm every night."


The multi-tasking social media personality said impending motherhood has not slowed her down.

"I love my bump," she said. "I'm still DJ-ing. I do a travel show, I'm doing documentaries, so I'm doing all those at the moment. There's a lot going on."

Unlike celebrity Kylie Jenner and catwalk models such as Abbey Clancy, Williams will be in no rush to get her figure straight back after the birth.

She said: "Oh, I won't. I totally disagree with any sort of crash dieting. I'm not going to be in a rush at the end. I'm healthy like that anyway.

"You do see people and you think, 'How did they do they do that?' I'm not going to be one of them anyway."

Meanwhile, Matthews is set to join country music legend Dolly Parton's younger sister and famous faces, including Keith Allen and Monty Panesar, in the latest Celebrity MasterChef line-up.

Stella Parton (69), actor Allen (64) and England international cricketer Panesar (36) form part of the 20-strong line-up of celebrities who will be hoping to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode when the BBC One series returns to TV screens later in the year.

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