She was in the spotlight recently over online criticism for becoming pregnant at the age 44, but it seems the tables have turned for Pamela Flood.
The tv star told us yesterday about an influx of well wishers since she stood up to the online haters. VIP caught up with the stylish mum for an exclusive chat at the launch of TV3’s Autumn Schedule yesterday, when it was revealed she will be fronting a show called ‘Geriatric Mums’.
Pamela, who is already mum to Harrison (4) and Elsie (2), came under fire recently apparently being “too old” to have a baby.
She told VIP the controversy propelled her back into the public eye. “I suppose with everything that has gone on lately – both the flack and the nice comments about being an older mother – it has put me back out there, so when TV3 and the production company were having a conversation about this show my name came up and they said yes,” Pamela said.
Speaking about her pregnancy, the mum of two said: “So far its been grand, but as I’m getting bigger I’m a hindrance in the kitchen my hubby is strict and doesn’t allow me in there too much. I’m getting very bumpy!”
Pamela is happy in herself and is grateful that people have been reaching out to her to offer their support.
“I think a lot of comments on social media kicked off with people saying nasty stuff. Although recently lots of people have been wishing me well. People have been sharing their stories of being children of older mammys and the older mammys sharing their stories too. So many well wishers. The nasty people have been out-numbered. So actually, I feel fine as most people are ok with it, if not fully supportive.
She continued: “I’m healthy but women are under pressure to get their career sorted and get their house sorted and get everything tickety boo. You feel that pressure on some level, so yeah we are pushing into the future there’s nothing wrong with it. And each to their own – two 40 year old bodies are not the same!”
The presenter who is pregnant with her third child is looking forward to fronting the new TV3 show about mothers over the age of 35.
“Obviously this is a topic close to my heart. We’re going to look at both sides – the pros and the cons. It’s not all ‘hooray for older mums’, it’ll be balanced. We don’t start filming until the late spring, so il have a child-minder by then!” Her new series, which will air next year, will be her first presenting gig since Off The Rails.
Pamela has yet to decide on a name for her new arrival, gushing “We don’t know – we are open to Irish names.. we’ve never really thought about it, we’re waiting on divine inspiration.”