Giovanna Fletcher says she used to have self-image insecurities and that it has taken her years to celebrate her body for giving birth.
The 35-year-old is on course to be top female in the I’m A Celebrity camp, and could yet be queen of the castle thanks to fans of her books and podcast.
She has been getting physical in recent days, throwing herself into trials.
But addressing her body directly in a book earlier this year, Giovanna said: “When my children look at you they do not see your lumps and bumps, the dimpling of flesh, or the silvery indented lines… when they see you, they see me.
“We are one. I’m sorry that I’ve spent so much of my time disliking you.
“I failed to see that you were damaged, hurt, and in need of my love. I never realised your strength.
“It’s funny, I thought I’d hate you more than ever now. Bigger, more stretched, droopier, saggier, more worn, achy and wobbly.
“I don’t. I value you now and only wish I had done so sooner. I know you’ll continue to change but I’ll do my best to embrace that.
“There will be days when my mind wobbles and compares you to others but I have finally accepted you and I understand just how special you are. It’s taken me ages to begin to feel this way about my body.
“I’ve directed so much negativity towards it over the years – berated it for miscarrying, punished it for taking up too much space, hated it for not looking like I’ve been told it should look.
“But now I feel like a total t*t. Not only did my body grow three amazingly wonderful boys and push them all out… it’s still flipping standing and enabling me to take on challenges.”
Giovanna got emotional at the weekend, missing her husband Tom and sons Buzz, Buddy and Max.
The presenter has said her life is “not perfect” but can “see how it might look that way from the outside”.
She added: “I have a wonderful… husband, adorable boys and am somehow managing to keep working – but I’m still winging it like every other mum.
“I’m still dealing with the same crap of disrupted sleep, sore nipples and being regularly peed and puked on. I am still struggling with the unbearable reality of mummy guilt and wondering how it’s possible to have a career… still being the best mum I can be.”
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