The ‘I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!’ winner – who is seven months pregnant with her second child – admits being photographed puffing on a cigarette during her third trimester is not acceptable and she hopes the public backlash against it will help her quit soon.
Stacey told UK TV topical panel show ‘Loose Women’: “All of the responses are something that I deserve. I don’t for one minute think I can sit here and say it is OK – so I can accept that kind of criticism and although it’s not nice to hear I know that its true [the health risks] and maybe that will give me more power to stop it and nip it in the bud.”
The 22-year-old singer – who already has three-year-old son Zach – admits she feels exceptionally “guilty” for being weak and indulging her habit, she added: “There’s ups and downs to people being critical because it makes you think, ‘Oh my God, I really must sort this out,’ and you feel even more guilty than you already do because don’t get me wrong I felt guilty before all of this came out. I really have been and am in the process of giving up before these pictures came out. It’s a horrible habit and I care more about my children than anything in the whole wide world so anything I can do to give up means more to me than anything else or what anyone thinks.”