Kate Ferdinand receives touching card from step-kids after break away with Rio

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Kate Ferdinand has revealed the touching card her step-kids gave her after she had a short break away with hubby Rio.

The blonde beauty, 30, took to Instagram to showcase the sweet welcome home she received by the children.

The former TOWIE star and former footballer, 42, had spent a week away from home in Dubai on a romantic retreat.

And on their arrival home, Kate was met with a sweet note – quite literally. She shared the message with her 1.4 million followers over the weekend.

Using an assortment of sweets and chocolate bars – including TimeOut, Galaxy and Jelly Babies – to replace certain words, the note read: "Welcome Home Dad & Kate/Mummy.

"I hope you had a great TimeOut and you didn't burn so you don't Flake."

The kids left Kate and Rio a thoughtful note
(Image: Kate Ferdinand/Instagram)

"It was a Rocky start so we worked together to PickUp! We've missed you the Galaxy and back, so much our hearts almost StarBurst because you are the Daim-onds in our life."

The youngsters signed off the card by saying: "Love from your JellyBabies."

They also left their handprints on the bottom of the paper in different colours.

Sharing the thoughtful gift publicly, Kate captioned the image: "A fabulous holiday but so happy to be back with the ratbags! How cute is this?"

Fans and famous faces flocked to the comments section to tell the star how lucky she is and how nice the surprise was.

Her former co-star Danielle Armstrong replied: "Love this."

TOWIE's Lauren Pope also commented: "Too cute," and added two love heart emojis.

The post comes after Kate shared a snap of her toned body while on the trip less than a year after she gave birth to the couple's son Cree.

She wowed wearing a pink and white tie-dye bikini combo, along with a pink baseball cap and a pair of big-lensed designer sunglasses.

Rio and Kate took a trip to Dubai without the kids
(Image: Kate Ferdinand/Instagram)

Earlier in the week she shared a shot of her puckering up with Rio on the adventure and captioned the image: "Some well needed US time."

In their regular Instagram updates during the trip, the step-kids even hilariously mocked the couple on one post.

While her fans were loving the snaps, her three stepchildren – Lorenz, 15, Tate, 13, and 10-year-old Tia, who Rio shares with his late wife Rebecca – weren't so impressed — and didn't hold back from telling her so.

She shared a screenshot of a message from one of the kids, who told her Rio, 42, looked "wrecked" and she looked a "bit tired".

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