Chloe Madeley has revealed her friend Zara Tindall has been giving her advice about motherhood since revealing she was pregnant last month.
The 34-year-old personal trainer announced the exciting news that she’s expecting her first child with husband James Haskell earlier this year while her dad was on air presenting Good Morning Britain.
Chloe is the daughter of daytime TV presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan, and got married to former England rugby union player James in 2018.
And she’s already been getting parenting advice from Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall.
“Zara’s given me some really good advice and a sack of muslins,” Chloe said.
“I asked Zara and many people about bottle and breastfeeding, and they’ve all said, ‘You just won’t know until you try.'”
Meanwhile, James had nothing but praise for Zara and her husband Mike Tindall.
“They are brilliant parents,” he said.
“Every time I go and stay with them or see them I think what a wonderful family they’ve got and what an amazing set of parents they are.
“Mike’s an incredible dad, Zara’s an incredible mum.
“Mia, Lena and Lucas are so sweet. I get on really well with Mia.
“I kind of want our daughter to be like her – cheeky, a bit of a tomboy and girlie when she needs to be. I’ll take any advice from them.”
Chloe also opened up about the moment she found out she was pregnant.
“I found out two days after my dad prematurely came out of I’m A Celebrity [last year]”she said.
“I was at the gym, thinking, ‘It’s so weird I’ve had all these premenstrual symptoms for about a month. I should probably get a pregnancy test.'”
Chloe was shocked when the test read positive – and was forced to tell her husband over the phone as he was in Dubai.
“She said she was pregnant and I was like, ‘Really, that’s amazing,'” James said.
“I would have liked to have found out in person, but it was still amazing. I was like, ‘Right, bang, I’m going to be a dad. This is awesome.'”
Chloe also said her parents Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are thrilled about becoming grandparents again.
“They’re really excited, more than I am,” she said.
“I have three older brothers and they all have children.
“But Mum explained to me that it’s a bit different when it’s your son’s wife having a baby.
“You don’t want to be a monster-in-law and getting involved in a pregnancy.
“With me she can be as neurotic and involved as she wants to be – and she is being and I love it.”