Loose Women: Leslie Ash surprises panel with bizarre parenting tips

The Men Behaving Badly star received some criticism for the comment on social media

Christine Lampard, Coleen Nolan, Leslie Ash, Frankie Bridge, and Jane Moore on Loose Women. (Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Christine Lampard, Coleen Nolan, Leslie Ash, Frankie Bridge, and Jane Moore on Loose Women. (ITV/Shutterstock)

Men Behaving Badly star Leslie Ash told shocked the Loose Women panel when she said her mother used to put brandy in her milk to help her sleep as a baby.

Appearing on Loose Women on Wednesday, 24 May to discuss the upcoming 30th anniversary of Race for Life, the panellists had earlier been discussing naughty children on an airplane.

When the subject was brought up again, Ash said: "My mum used to put brandy in my milk when we were travelling but I don't think you can do that now."

Host Christine Lampard then butted in and remarked "Definitely not!"

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Ash went on to add: "There was this antihistamine thing you used to be able to give babies but I'm not sure you can do that anymore," before Lampard swiftly moved the conversation on as the rest of the panel watched awkwardly.

One viewer saw the funny side tweeting: "Choking with laughter at Leslie Ash on show! From brandy in milk to phenergan for babies! The look of panic on @clbleakley face was priceless."

Actress Leslie Ash during a photocall to unveil her new lingerie range Just My Style by Playtex held at the Music Rooms, Mayfair in London.   (Photo by Andy Butterton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Leslie Ash says her mum put brandy in her milk to help her sleep. (Getty Images)

Ash also received criticism for saying she refrains from using a wheelchair despite difficulty walking as "if you don't use it, you lose it" in regards to her muscles.

One viewer commented: "Right, that's it. I'm done with TV. Watching Leslie Ash on ITV state that she doesn't use a wheelchair following an injury is because "if you don't use it you lose it" is the final straw.

"Yet another myth that should have died years ago but plays into the superhero trope. Argh!"

Playtex introduce Leslie Ash as the star of the new lingerie campaign for `Just My Style', in central London.
Leslie Ash is set to run Race for Life for its 30th anniversary. (Alamy)

Ash suffered two cracked ribs in 2004 and a few days later lost all feeling in her legs thanks to a staph infection that nearly left her completely unable to walk.

Read more: Leslie Ash was told by doctors she'd need a wheelchair by the age of 60

After suing the NHS, she was paid a record settlement of £5million after the hospital breached its duty of care.

Watch below: Mr Motivator leading a warm up to launch Race for Life turning 30