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Stacey Solomon breaks down in tears as she watches Joe Swash’s moving documentary

Emily Brown

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Stacey Solomon breaks down in tears as she watches Joe Swash’s moving documentary

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/ @staceysolomon / BBC

Stacey Solomon admitted she was left in tears as she watched her husband Joe Swash's new documentary about children's social care.

Swash's documentary, titled Joe Swash: Teens in Care, aired on BBC One on Tuesday (11 July) and followed the I'm A Celeb star as he helped tell the stories of teenagers over the age of 16 who are living in care.

Joe Swash's documentary follows teens living in care. Credit: BBC One
Joe Swash's documentary follows teens living in care. Credit: BBC One

Swash's own mum worked as a foster carer for more than 15 years, and recently he expressed interest in becoming a foster parent himself, along with Solomon.

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For the time being, though, Swash is focused on highlighting what it's like for teenagers to grow up in care, shedding light on 'the challenges these teenagers face, where the system is going wrong and where it could be made better'.

Speaking to the BBC ahead of the documentary's release, Swash said the doc aims to 'raise awareness that the system is failing these young people and something needs to happen and the system needs to change'.

"As a society we owe it to them," he said.

Solomon was among the viewers who sat down to watch Swash tell these important stories, and as she made her way through the documentary the mum-of-five took to Instagram to share her reaction with her fans.

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Stacey Solomon is a mum of five. Credit: Instagram/@staceysolomon
Stacey Solomon is a mum of five. Credit: Instagram/@staceysolomon

In an Instagram Story, she admitted the documentary had made her emotional as she wrote: "Now crying watching Joe's documentary."

"So proud of you," she added.

Solomon and Swash welcomed a new child of their own earlier this year, bringing their combined children to a total of six, but Swash has indicated that they'd be interested in expanding their family further through fostering.

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“It’s something that Stacey and I have talked about and it’s something we’ll always consider,” he said. “When our kids get older and the last ones are at secondary school, maybe then we’ll try to foster ourselves.”

Swash continued: "Stacey has seen how important it is and how needed loads of really lovely foster carers are because there’s not enough out there.

"We’ve not said it’s set in stone and we’re definitely going to do it but it’s something that we’re both open-minded about."

Joe Swash's own mum is a foster parent. Credit: BBC One
Joe Swash's own mum is a foster parent. Credit: BBC One
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Through his mum's work and his further research through the documentary, Swash expressed belief that the best thing to be able to offer young people is 'some sort of consistency'.

"Whether it’s a nan, an auntie, or a sister who stays in contact with them while in care - it really makes a big difference," he said.

"In the documentary I met two sisters who got separated when they were quite small, they went to two different families. That was their only connection to their old life and it was taken away from them.

"I think the more we can keep, in any way possible, any sort of consistency and relationships in these people’s lives the better because these kids will go through the care system just craving to be loved."

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Joe Swash: Teens in Care is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Topics: Joe Swash, Stacey Solomon, Celebrity, Parenting

Emily Brown
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