Style & ShowbizShowbiz

Abbey Clancy hates leaving kids for job

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Abbey Clancy hates leaving kids for job

Abbey Clancy feels guilty leaving her children for work.

The 'Britain's Next Top Model' judge is struggling to balance her career with caring for her daughters Sophia, four, and eight-month-old Liberty, whom she has with her husband Peter Crouch, and has admitted tearing herself away from her little ones is starting to send her "mad."

She explained: "Working-mother guilt is an ongoing problem; I beat myself up about it.

"We're up in the night with the baby, knackered and snapping at each other. I'm borderline going mad. You feel guilty going to work, leaving them (at home) ill."

The 30-year-old model is currently sitting on the panel for the revamped show having come runner-up on 'Next Top Model' in 2006, and she is having no trouble being tough with this year's competitors because she wants them to do well.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Abbey explained: "I thought I'd be softer with them, but I ended up being tougher because it's such a massive opportunity and it's helped my career.

"It's where I started 10 years ago and I've been in their position and their shoes. I just wanted them to listen and pay attention and do the best and enjoy it, and forget all the drama and trust us and trust our expertise and get on with it."