We’re so used to seeing images of celebrity women looking slim just weeks after giving birth, that we’re almost immune to it. I didn’t even bat an eyelid when Abbey Clancey stepped out with an ironing-board-flat torso seven weeks after having her daughter. And when Una Healy was papped out with newborn Aoife wearing what looked like a size 8 summer dress, it barely registered in my brain.
But look! Look, mums of the world! There’s finally a celebrity mum who has been photographed with her just-given-birth-bump on show. Chantelle Houghton gave birth less than two weeks ago, by emergency C-section, and rather than hide away until the bump goes down, she’s been snapped out and about. Better still, Chantelle was wearing a tight vest top and had the biggest beaming smile on her face, so the reality star is clearly happy to show off her post-birth body. Hooray!
Chantelle Houghton, you’ve just become my all-time favourite celebrity mum.