Stacey Solomon turns pool into the ‘village lido’ after kids’ school cancelled in heatwave

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 (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)
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Stacey Solomon opened up Pickle Cottage’s swimming pool to the local village after her kids’ school closed due to the UK’s extreme high temperatures on Tuesday.

The Loose Women star took to her Instagram Story and joked she was in charge of the “village lido” as a huge crowd of children cooled down in the back garden of her sprawling £1.2million home.

The 32-year-old is mum to sons Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, from previous relationships and shares Rex, three, and nine-month-old Rose with her fiancé Joe Swash who is also dad to son Harry.

In the heatwave, the former X Factor star shared a photo of her enjoying a cold drink by her pool and explained her dad had been roped in to help with lifeguarding duties.

She wrote across the shot: “All the boys schools got cancelled this morning because of the heat.

“So we welcomed all the kids to pickle cottage pool. It’s been a crazzzzyyy day in what has turned into the village lido. I hope you’re all ok in this heat.”

Stacey Solomon joked that she had turned her pool into the ‘village lido’ (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)
Stacey Solomon joked that she had turned her pool into the ‘village lido’ (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)

Not only was she hosting a pool party but the presenter revealed she had also started wedding hair prep, with her nuptials just days away.

She penned across a short clip: “Also today I’m starting hair process ahead of the wedding it’s going to be a long process so we wanted to start early to make sure it all goes OK!

“Was planning on doing some wedding prep in between but I’m throwing that out the window in this heat. I’ll try starting tomorrow.”

The TV star, 32, allowed her kids’ to invite their classmates to a pool party at their £1.2million Essex home (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)
The TV star, 32, allowed her kids’ to invite their classmates to a pool party at their £1.2million Essex home (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)

The Tap To Tidy author revealed the pool party was still going at 8:15pm, sharing a sweet snap of Rose.

She added: “I’ve got nothing done today but the kids have had the best day. And honestly it’s been far to hot to function.

“Some of them are still going strong singing Christmas songs on the hottest day on record.”

The mum-of-four shared an adorable shot of her daughter Rose enjoying the water (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)
The mum-of-four shared an adorable shot of her daughter Rose enjoying the water (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)

Once the festivities came to an end, she admitted she couldn’t wait to “jet wash” her patio.

The Sort Your Life Out host is set to marry fiancé Swash, 40, later this month at their Essex home, with the DIY queen doing most of the prep herself.

The couple first met after she was crowned I’m A Celebrity’s Queen of the Jungle in 2010.

Menawhile, the bride-to-be recently revealed she had the “best surprise ever” on hen when her sister Jemma treated her to a horse ride.

Stacey pictured in the pool with her fiancé Joe Swash and children, Rex and Rose (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)
Stacey pictured in the pool with her fiancé Joe Swash and children, Rex and Rose (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)

Taking to Instagram earlier this month, the mum-of-four uploaded a picture of herself riding a gorgeous white steed.

“Omg best surprise ever,” she wrote next to the photo. “To ride a horse is to fly without wings.”

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