TV personality Nicola McLean has revealed she gives her son 10 chocolate eggs for Easter, adding that she doesn’t ‘restrict’ the food so there’s nothing stopping him from eating them all in one day .
The former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here contestant appeared on Good Morning Britain as co-hosts Kate Garraway and Adil Ray discussed whether Easter eggs should carry warnings of healthy, as some contain up to 3,000 calories.
When Kate introduced Nicola, 40, she read the automatic cue: “Nicola McLean giving her son a 10!” She then exclaimed: “Nicola! while Adil could be heard off-camera saying, “10!”
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Kate continued: “The Easter bunny in your house is wonderful.” To which Nicola replied: “Yeah I do, I like them to come down and be really happy so an easter egg won’t make anyone really happy.
“I like it to be a bit grand, I like to see my kids happy, so one day a year let them eat eggs.”
She then defended herself by saying that her children are “so active” that they can have 10 eggs one day a year, Reports OK. Nicola said: “My children both play football, they are so active that they can have them one day a year.”
“One day a year, what do you do as a relay? Getting up on Sunday and one egg after another? weight loss coach, added Steve Miller. To which Nicola replied: “Yeah of course!”
He clarified: “10 eggs a day?”
“Well, if they wanted to eat 10 eggs a day, absolutely!” Nicholas exclaimed.
He chimed in: “10,000 calories for a child a day.”
“But they wouldn’t, that’s the problem,” Nicola continued. “Because it’s not a forbidden fruit. My kids can eat whatever they want in moderation, they both do a lot of sport, they’re both very active.
“But if they wanted to, I would have absolutely no problem with that, it’s one day a year.”
ITV viewers took to Twitter to discuss their shock at Nicola’s stance, one user posted: “@GMB kids whose parents can’t afford 10 eggs would be happy with 1 egg. Ridiculous!! !”
As another added: “Obviously a mother who can afford anything compared to most average families who can’t buy fresh fruit or vegetables and Easter eggs, eggs are so much less Dear.”
A third worriedly said: ’10 Easter eggs! Your kids have to jump off the walls with the sugar.’
Many viewers were also “outraged” that the debate was getting “air time” because no one ever thought chocolate Easter eggs were “healthy”. One person said: “Easter egg police! One day a year, children should be able to enjoy their treat! And as a society, we wonder why we have eating disorders!
“We know an Easter egg is not like eating an apple…one day a year is the whole point! Having an Easter egg warning is ridiculous,” wrote a second. Another added: “A big chocolate egg could be bad for you? Slight shock.”