Coleen Nolan has revealed she wont be among those celebrating the end of the lockdown ‘sex ban’ this weekend.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new changes to the rules that allow for greater freedom between households.
From just after midnight on Saturday, people who live alone will be able to stay overnight with their partner for the first time since the lockdown began 11 weeks ago.
Loose Women star Coleen said she would not be one of those forming a ‘support bubble’ with a romantic interest but joked their would be a lot ‘relief’ for those that could.
“If you’ve been living apart from your other half during lockdown, I imagine you’re hanging out the bunting tonight because the sex ban is finally over!” Coleen told subscribers to her new weekly newsletter.
“Yes, this week Boris told us that from today we can form a support bubble with another household if one of us is living alone, and we can even stay overnight and hug and kiss again. I’m sure this will bring relief for millions – in more ways than one! (I’m not one of them, sadly!). I’m sure midwives across the country are bracing themselves for a baby boom in nine months’ time…
Coleen announced more than two years ago she had split from her second husband Ray Fensome.
The pair got engaged on Coleen’s 40th birthday in 2005 and tied the knot in 2007.
They share daughter Ciara, who was born in June 2001.
Coleen revealed she was so grateful her Ciara and her sons Shane and Jake (from her first marriage to Shane Ritchie) were grown up as she would have made a ‘terrible’ teacher in lockdown.
“I would have started with good intentions but, I’ll be honest, if they didn’t want to do it, I would have caved in without a fight. I couldn’t even cope with homework when my three were young without reaching for the gin bottle and I don’t even drink!”
Giving advice to those parents who are still stepping in as tempory teachers to their broods, Coleen said: “Don’t feel bad if you’re struggling with the schoolwork or if you’ve given up altogether – you deserve a medal. This lockdown is hard enough on you as a person without the added stress of trying to teach your kids who, let’s face it, would rather climb a tree or watch the telly.”