Abbey Clancys dad was effing and blinding during Celeb Gogglebox – but hes not only reason she wont do reality TV


Abbey Clancy for Lipsy
We wont be seeing a Keeping Up With Crouches anytime soon (Picture: Lipsy)

Abbey Clancy appears on the Celebrity Gogglebox sofa for Stand Up To Cancer, with her husband Peter Crouch and dad Geoffrey joining her.

And while Geoffrey is the only non-celeb on the couch, it was him who stole the show.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Abbey said: It was amazing, I loved it. Its my favourite show on telly so I was desperate to do it, and I thought it would be a good idea to have my dad on. Then I realised, shit, he has no filter! He was effing and blinding and slagging everyone off.

But it was great fun, and its for an amazing cause.

But its not just her dads potty mouth that puts Abbey off letting cameras into her home full time.

The model admits that shes been asked for ten years to do a Kardashian style reality show, but shes just not about that life.

Abbey Clancy
The model has launched a new range with Lipsy (Picture: Lipsy)
Abbey Clancy for Lipsy
Abbeys style is classic with an edge (Picture: Lipsy)

While promoting her new collection with Lipsy, the 32-year-old explained: For me, were in the public eye. Pete cant walk down the road without everyone stopping him, because hes so tall, he cant blend in. Its important to keep some things private – especially with social media, some people live their whole lives on it.

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With my social media, its really boring because anytime Im doing something good, I never film it because Im having too much of a good time to post it. But some people post everything – Im having a cup of tea. Im going to the shop. Im on the toilet. I just cant do that, I like to keep a little bit of my life to myself.

However, shes no stranger to telly – having appeared on Britains Next Top Model and winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

She said: I get jealousy about the fact that theyre experiencing the show. It was the most incredible time, I loved it. But its a certain point in time that you cant recreate or do again, and Im just lucky to have done it and won it, which was the icing on the cake. So yeah, I do get a bit jealous.

And Abbeys still a very diplomatic winner – when asked about the Strictly curse, she quipped: To be honest, Im not really in the loop on that, but I think its an amazing show and people should focus on the dancing.

Abbey has more to be focused on, anyway.

The mum-of-three has launched a brand new collection with Lipsy just in time for the party season – meaning as well as classic items, theres sparkles galore.

Abbey Clancy in feather dress
Abbeys collection features a mix of party staples (Picture: Lipsy)
Abbey Clancy in red gown
Abbey can pull out the glamour, even if she has a pram to push (Picture: Lipsy)

She said: The collection is Lipsys best bits with my personal style. It was important to me to have a collection that was believable and something that Id actually wear, as opposed to putting my name to something that was already done. Theres a lot of black in there, because thats all I wear. I wanted some classic pieces, some good coats, good tailored pieces, a little black dress, a sparkly party dress for the holiday season – and I think weve done pretty well, really.

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Theres some dressy tops you can wear with your jeans, that can go from day to night, or theres the full blown gown, or the fun little party dress.

And the collection reflects how Abbeys style has changed over the years.

The star explained: Im probably a little bit more practical now that Ive got the kids. I still want to look stylish and chic but I cant be walking around in a mini-skirt and a pair of platforms with a pram and two more kids. For me, its about looking effortless and cool. I love the whole Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss, rock chick vibe, but then I also love classic tailoring.

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I wouldnt spend money on trends, necessarily, because they go out of date too quickly. Id only invest in, like, a good leather biker jacket, or a classic blazer, or a handbag, and mix that up with high street.

But that doesnt mean she doesnt love the odd glamazon moment – take her Julien Macdonald gown at the GQ Awards.

Abbey said: I really wanted to steal that dress. I was like “Julien, please let me keep this one!” It was the best dress Ive ever worn, I felt like Id been poured with diamonds. His creations are pieces of art. I dont think he gets enough credit for his technical ability. Noone makes dresses like him, theyre just unbelievable, he just blows my mind every time.


She paused, before laughing: But not as good as mine!

Abbey Clancy x Lipsy is available now.

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