Stacey Solomon left her fellow Loose Women stunned during today show’s when she admitted that she sometimes feels like she’s dating her dad.
The 28-year-old confessed during a discussion about women who go out with men that look like their fathers that boyfriend Joe Swash often reminds her of her old man.
Stacey explained that Joe, 36, has had a similar background to her dad David, so much so that she thinks it’s a bit ‘creepy’.
“I have found my dad as my partner,” the mum-of-two admitted. “It’s so creepy, they’ve almost got parallel lives. They grew up in the same area, they lost their dads at the same age, they have the same character.
“They eat the same food, they eat the same way. There’s something really strange about the fact that they are so similar in personality. They are both quite outspoken and confident and really sociable.”
Host Andrea McLean then added: “And the key thing is they’re both lovely and it’s not necessarily a bad thing.”
Stacey was happy to beg to differ, though.
“Oh it is weird though, Andrea. Sometimes I lie down next to him and think, ‘Oh god it’s my dad,’” the X Factor star confessed. “That’s weird!”
This left the studio audience in hysterics and panellist Janet Street-Porter couldn’t contain her laughter.
“Oh my god, I can’t believe she said that!” Janet shouted. “You’re in bed with someone who looks exactly like your dad?!”
Stacey was quick to clarify that Joe doesn’t physically resemble her dad, though.
It comes after Stacey – who has been dating former EastEnders star Joe for three years – revealed earlier this month that they’ve decided to move in together.
The star has started to adapt to living with her other half along with her sons Zachery, 11 and Leighton, six. Joe also has a son from a previous relationship.
“We have been working really hard to ensure that all of our children feel happy, comfortable and settled and we are finally in a place where we’re ready to merge,” Stacey wrote in her Fabulous magazine column.
“For the last few weeks while I’ve been clearing out my home ready for the move, the boys and I have been staying at Joe’s so it’s been like a moving in trial.”