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Mummy Dearest

by | 19th, March 2004

‘WHAT we knew to be true all along is now official.

Though getting on a bit, Ulrika still scrubs up well

After an extensive poll, the Mirror can finally state without a single shred of doubt that Ulrika Jonsson is the best mum in the world.

Mother-of-two Ulrika has been voted Celebrity Mum Of The Year by fans of Quality Street chocolates.

“I feel a bit humbled,” says the Swedish-born supermum. “I don’t know what Cameron and Bo [her children] will have to say about it, but I will be reminding them of my new-found status.”

And it’s a title she intends to hang onto, as the Mail reminds us that Ulrika is expecting a third child by a third different father.

This latest dad’s called Lance and, if that alone doesn’t mark Ulrika out to be a woman of rare substance, news of who she beat to win her award will.

In second place was Kerry McFadden, jungle survivor and mother of two girls. And in third place was Jade Goody, mother to one kebab-reared boy.

But there is no time for Ulrika to rest on her laurels because already the contest for next year’s crown is underway.

Ulrika is a shoo-in for the title, but that doesn’t stop Kate Winslet gamely talking about her kids to a US magazine, a conversation picked up by her champions at the Mail.

Winslet says that even with child-bearing hips, she was crushed to deliver her first baby, Mia, by Caesarean Section.

“There’s this thing amongst women that if you can handle childbirth you can handle anything,” says she. “I never handled childbirth and I felt like in some way I couldn’t enter ‘the powerful women’s club’.”

Happily, she is now a fully paid-up member of the celebrity pushers, since her second child, Joe, was born naturally.

“Fourteen hours with no drugs at all,” she trills, a major achievements for any actress, “but then I had to have an epidural because I was so tired.

“It was an incredible birth. It was really triumphant.”

We’re sure Joe shared that feeling of triumph as he breasted the finishing line between Kate’s legs, and we’re just as certain the judges for next year’s Celebrity Mum will be listening avidly to many more tales from the labour ward over the next 12 months.

And if they can do it without resorting to drugs, so much the braver of them.’



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