Kate Ferdinand says her step kids torment her by playing old TOWIE episodes
28th November 2022

Kate Ferdinand has opened up about how her step children torment her by playing old episodes of The Only Way is Essex.

The former TOWIE star, 31, who recently supported husband Rio in accepting his OBE from Prince William, opened up about her family life on Vicky Pattison 's The Secret To… podcast.

She told the former Geordie Shore star: "The kids are proper wind ups!

"They'll say "I'm watching the best thing on YouTube" and I'll come in and they've got an old episode of me on and it's me crying or something!

"When they do this to me – it's not the way I talk, the way I hold myself – everything about me is different.

"It's like a different person and they find it hilarious!"

Kate appeared on the ITVBe show for two series, joining in 2015.

During her time on the structured reality show, viewers followed her on-off again relationship with ex Dan Edgar.

Kate eventually left the show after meeting husband Rio, 44, and the rest is history.

The pair married in 2019, and are parents to 16 month old Cree.

Kate is also step mum to Rio's three children from his previous marriage: Lorenz, 15, Tate, 13, and Tia, 11.

She spoke to Vicky about what's been like being a step mum, as well as stepping into that role in the public eye.


"I didn’t think about it too much in depth but, when I was, walking the journey, I found there was lots of difficult moments.

"The children have been through a lot, Rio’s been through a lot, it’s a lot to take on, and I really felt like I needed to speak to people and I didn’t know where to turn."

"I felt like nobody I knew had been through something similar. I'm so grateful that I can share my experience and help people.'"

She added: "I fell into it, you have to. I'm a bit of an organised freak.

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'It can be a good thing getting everyone in line but it can be a bad thing because sometimes you need to let go and go with the flow.

'It's the best job ever. When you have children you appreciate everything but they're very tiring and draining. A complete rollercoaster!"

Earlier this year, Kate announced she'd miscarried following a routine 12-week scan.

She has since been open about her and Rio's loss, explaining on her own podcast, Blended, that it had been "really hard when you're grieving a loss that no one can see".

If you're affected by this story, you can seek support and advice from tommys.org and petalscharity.org.

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