Charley Webb has admitted she’s struggling to homeschool her three children amid England’s third coronavirus lockdown.
During Wednesday’s Loose Women, the Emmerdale actress, 32 – who shares sons Buster, 10, Bowie, five, and 17-month-old Ace with husband Matthew Wolfenden – confessed her house is ‘absolute chaos’ amid the global pandemic.
The soap star candidly said: ‘Well, the homeschooling thing I find so stressful, honestly. I’m not gonna lie. And my kids are quite feral as well.’
Candid: Charley Webb admitted she’s struggling to homeschool her three sons amid England’s third coronavirus lockdown during Wednesday’s Loose Women (pictured with son Ace)
On the exhausting experience, the media personality – who was joined by her toddler Ace from their home – added: ‘Three boys in lockdown. I mean, it’s chaos. absolute chaos. They’re not like these quiet little boys that will sit and play with trains.’
The thespian also added that she attempts to ‘zone out’ when it comes to current affairs, and only tunes into news for the ‘really important stuff’.
The mother-of-three told panellists Jane Moore, Brenda Edwards, Gloria Hunniford and Janet Street-Porter: ‘I don’t watch the news at all. Obviously, I watch the really important stuff.
‘It’s absolute chaos!’ The Emmerdale actress, 32, shares sons Buster, 10, Bowie, five, and 17-month-old Ace with husband and co-star Matthew Wolfenden
‘They’re not like these quiet little boys’: Well, the homeschooling thing I find so stressful, honestly. I’m not gonna lie. And my kids are quite feral as well’, the soap star said
‘It sends me through the roof!’ The thespian also added that she attempts to ‘zone out’ when it comes to current affairs, and only tunes into news for the ‘really important stuff’
‘But anything that’s not going to add to my day, I just don’t watch it because it just sends me through the roof.
‘I just have to shut myself off. Because obviously, I’ve got three children at home. You don’t have that time to deal with anxiety like you normally would when they’re at school. So I just have to zone out.’
Last September, Charley – who plays Debbie Dingle in the ITV soap – said she found it ‘hard’ seeing her second child Bowie grow up and attend his first day of school.
She wrote on Instagram at the time: ‘My little shadow is heading to school tomorrow. We had a special day today, just the three of us and I’m so happy we got to have it.
‘It’s hard with 3 to have that one to one time but today we did and it was amazing. I can’t even begin to explain how emotional I’ve been feeling, I’m sure loads of people feel like this when their babies are starting their school journey (please tell me I’m not on my own).
‘Now I’ve been off work for so long I feel like I’m so used to having him by my side, he follows me everywhere I go and I love it. He’s beyond excited to start tomorrow and be one of the ‘big kids’ and I’m so encouraging of it but god I’m finding it hard.
‘My little shadow is heading to school’: Last September, Charley – who plays Debbie Dingle in the soap – said she found it ‘hard’ seeing Bowie grow up and attend his first day of school
‘It feels like starting reception is the first day of letting them go a little and start their own journey. He will be absolutely fine and will LOVE it, I know he will.
‘You just might find me sobbing in the corner for a few days but I’m sure I’ll get used to it very quickly. For all the Mums and Dads whose kids are heading off tomorrow or have already started I hope you’re doing ok. Xxx (sic).’ (sic)
At the start of the month, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all primary and secondary schools will be shut until at least February half-term, with only the vulnerable and offspring of key workers allowed to go in.
University students are being told to stay at home and study remotely, while exams will not go ahead as planned and nurseries can stay open.
Education update: At the start of the month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that primary and secondary schools will be shut until at least February (Charley’s sons pictured)