Linda Robson has admitted that she was reduced to tears recently when she realised she'd forgotten to pick her grandchildren up from school.
The Birds of a Feather star opened up on the incident on Wednesday's instalment of Loose Women as the panel discussed the prospect of grandparents getting paid time off work to help with childcare.
Robson, 63, spoke on her own experiences of caring for her daughter Lauren's children, who she looks after several times a week while her daughter works, but confessed to a memory lapse that meant she forgot to pick them up from school at the right time.
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"In my head I was picking them up at 3.45 but at 3.15 I was indoors, I had just got out of the bath, I was getting dressed because I was going to a premiere and I got a phone call from Lauren going 'Why aren't you at the school? You were supposed to be picking them up at 3.15?'.
"I went into panic mode and I couldn't get anyone to give me a lift so I had to run to the school and I'm not the fittest woman in the world and I was legging it up the road, crying on my way there."
When she arrived, the children were fine and accompanied by members of staff.
Robson explained she feared the youngsters would've been left on their own in the playground in the "freezing cold".
Robson and her husband Mark Dunford are parents to daughter Roberta and son Louis as well as eldest child Lauren, who had two daughters of her own, Betsy and Lila.
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Earlier this year Robson said her her youngest two children would soon be leaving home and that when they did, she would like to welcome a migrant family into her home.
"I would welcome a family into my house. We’ll have the space once the kids have gone. And I’d love it," she shared on Loose Women.