” and I said, “Dermot, I just can’t do it.” I try but then I am like, “Oh my God, I just sang in front of 15 million people,” and I just didn’t know what I was saying.
I think it was the adrenalin.’The link between Jade and Stacey is, though, superficial – Stacey’s childhood contains none of the tragedy and horror of Jade’s.
‘Throughout my life I thought singing was the only thing I could do, and I thought if I got into the competition I would get better and I would have a future for me and Zach,’ she says.
Right from her first audition – a rendition of ‘Wonderful World’ – it was obvious that Stacey was special (Simon Cowell commented that although he was rarely surprised, ‘that surprised me’).
"My wife, Laura, is undoubtedly my best friend," the star has previously said.
Everyone seems to want a little bit of Stacey Solomon right now: the driver who has brought her from her Dagenham home to the exclusive YOU photo shoot in a quiet North London street wants her autograph, and an astonished passer-by – observing her emerging from the car – shouts out, ‘Stacey, I love you!
But if, God forbid, nothing comes out of this then I will just have to go back to college to learn how to teach people to sing.
Then at least singing will still be my job,’ she says with a smile.
The couple are notoriously private about their family life and didn't reveal their child's gender until six months after the birth.
Ahead of his first Father's Day as a dad, the Laura showed off her baby bump at a jewellery launch "Just with the little man.