WHILE her footie ace husband Frank is away, Christine Lampard has found someone else to share a bed with – their three-year-old daughter, Patricia.
The couple’s eldest child already has her sights set on one day becoming a doctor.
TV host Christine Lampard has found someone else to share a bed with her three-year-old daughter Patricia, who wants to become a doctor
Christine is inspired by the work the nation’s doctors and nurses do and is asking YOU to nominate your health heroes for Trending In The News’s Who Cares Wins awards
Christine, 43, laughs: “It’s so funny, we were talking last night and I said about Daddy going away. She said, ‘I’ll look after you. I’ll tell you what, Mummy — why don’t I sleep in your bed tomorrow night and I’ll look after you?’
“She’s desperate to get into my bed every single night — she’s a little rascal.”
Like Patricia, Christine is inspired by the work the nation’s doctors and nurses do and is asking YOU to nominate your health heroes for Trending In The News’s Who Cares Wins awards.
There are just days to go before nominations close and the presenter is urging readers to get their nominations in, saying: “We all appreciated NHS workers even before Covid and we are about to embark upon the award ceremony, that’s probably more poignant than it’s ever been.
Nominate your NHS hero here
“Medics and health workers have not had it easy — they all deserve an award, so readers need to get voting.
“It’s a lovely pat on the back for people who deserve it.”
‘Tough, old gig’
Christine is the Who Cares Wins awards’ longest-serving judge and her deep respect for medical professionals runs in the family.
She says: “All Patricia talks about is doctors. She has her little doctor’s case with a stethoscope and all sorts. It’s all she wants to be at the moment. We have to pretend that we’re not feeling well sometimes, and she will come and stick a plaster on you to make you better.”
Christine is incredibly proud of her best friend, who is a doctor, and Granny, who was a matron on a children’s ward back in Northern Ireland.
She adds: “My best friend studied for seven years and is a GP. She continues to study to keep up to date with everything. It’s a tough old gig and she is incredible.”
While she cannot wait to get down to the business of judging the awards and celebrating health heroes, Christine is also back at work on ITV’s Loose Women and Lorraine.
She says: “After a break I always get that first-day-back- to-school feel where you think, ‘Can I still speak?’ I took the dog out this morning and she did a disgusting poo, I’ve just washed her bum. I’ve cleaned two young bottoms all morning. Then I have to go to a studio and put foundation on!”
There might be a few more years yet before Patricia and the couple’s 16-month-old son Freddie have to decide on a career path, but as stepmum to Frank’s two older daughters Luna, 16 and Isla, 14, Christine has been dishing out advice.
She says: “I had a chat with my stepdaughters at the weekend. We’re talking about universities and what they want to do next. I kept saying to them they have to follow their heart.
“For me, it’s all about the love of something. That’s where enjoyment in life will come from. If you follow your heart everything else will come from that.”
Being married to Everton manager Frank, 44, means football is ever-present in the family home. There’s lots of little toy balls in our kitchen that get bashed across my white walls, it does my head in.
“But saying that, if football were the path they wanted to take, I know Daddy’s a good person to lead them. I’ll be on the sidelines like I do with him.
“But honestly, I couldn’t care less what they do as long as they are enjoying themselves from day one.”
Reflecting on her own career, which began when she did work experience at a TV studio on her 17th birthday, Christine says: “I never use the word ‘work’, as what I do is an absolute blessing.
“After all these years in the same industry I enjoy what I do. I feel very grateful.”
Christine cannot wait for the Who Cares Wins awards in September, and will most definitely be wearing her waterproof mascara.
“Everything makes me want to cry,” she admits. “I can’t wait, though. The last time I went to the awards, the chats I had in the loos with the family members of people who were involved were lovely.
“It’s such a beautiful night for the people that deserve it, and that’s important now more than ever.”
She reveals ‘We are about to embark upon the award ceremony, that’s probably more poignant than it’s ever been’ ahead of the Awards
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