Why Stacey Solomon feels guilty about baby daughter Rose

And the special meaning behind her name

Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash

by Katie Holloway |
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It’s been four weeks of baby bliss for Stacey Solomonsince she welcomed her daughter Rose. The 32 year old has been keen to share as much as she can with fans, posting feeding pictures, snuggles, and snaps of her three sons interacting with their baby sister. But Stacey has also been keen to share some of the harsher realities of being a mum with her followers – most recently admitting that mum guilt had already set in concerning her baby daughter.

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1) There's been more than 20 judges

Yup. There's been a whopping 24 judges on the X Factor UK; Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Brian Friedman (throwback), Cheryl Tweedy, Mel B, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, Louis Tomlinson, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Ayda Field, Kelly Rowland, Paula Abdul, Geri Halliwell, Natalie Imbruglia, Katy Perry, Pixie Lott, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis and Anastacia.

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2) Mollie King auditioned for The X Factor

Mollie King auditioned for the show twice; once as a solo artist and then again in girl group Fallen Angels. She was unsuccessfully on the ITV show but it didn't matter because soon after, she joined The Saturdays and made it big.

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3) The producers approach some contestants

Similar to Love Island, the bosses at The X Factor also get in touch with potential stars. Rylan Clark-Neal confirmed that the producers approach people during an intimate chat at This Morning Live. He explained, "I actually got invited to go on The X Factor."It's no secret that it's a TV show some people turn up, some people they find online. They said would you like to audition for The X Factor."

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4) Rylan Clark-Neal said 'no' at first

At first Rylan Clark-Neal actually declined going on The X Factor. The now TV presenter admitted, "I said no it's not something I'd want to do. "I'd just gone on Signed by Katie Price – a modelling show – the year before The X Factor and I said 'No it's muggy, it's embarrassing'. I've just done one reality show I don't want to jump to another one but thanks so much."Three weeks before the actual audition they called him again and managed to convince him to perform and well, the rest is history.

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5) Max George was disqualified from the show

Remember The Wanted? Well Max George followed in the footsteps of Mollie King and auditioned alone and then again in the group Avenue – however it didn't work out. The group Avenue were disqualified after it came to light that they'd been put in a group by a former employee of the ITV show.

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6) Another member of The Wanted auditioned for the show

Just like Max, Tom Parker auditioned for the show but didn't manage to make it to the judges round. Luckily he later joined The Wanted and they sold a few records.

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7) The Conway Sisters are the only act to be voted off by their mentor

Only one act in the history of The X Factor has been voted off by their own mentor and it was The Conway Sisters back in 2005. Things were tense during the vote off between the girlband and Chico, however everyone was stunned when Simon Cowell voted to keep Chico in the competition - sending his own act home.

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8) An Ibizia Weekender star auditioned for The X Factor

Ibiza Weekender rep Deano also went on the show and during his audition he took his top off. He managed to make it through as a wildcard but failed to get through to the next round.

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9) Jasmin Walia swapped TOWIE for The X Factor

Former TOWIE star Jasmin Walia auditioned for the show back in 2014 (while she still appeared on the ITVBe show). Unfortunately she did make it through, burst into tears and was comforted by Mel B.

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10) Sam Bailey broke a X Factor winner record

Sam Bailey released the quickest album out of all the X Factor winners – she dropped The Power of Love in March just THREE months after starring on the show.

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11) Lauren Murray spills the beans on X Factor pay

Ever wondered how much the X Factor stars get paid while they're on the show? Well 2015 contestant Lauren Murray admitted they get peanuts, she told the Mirror, "For two months I haven't been earning anything."You're given an allowance but it's not much. It's pocket money, like my Grandad would give me. It's less than £50 a week."

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12) Jess Glynne was approached by X Factor producers

Jess Glynne may be the British female solo artist with the most number 1 songs on the Official Singles Chart but things could have gone another way if she went on X Factor. The singer has admitted she was approached by ITV producers when she was 15 to go on the talent show however she declined."I just wasn't really feeling it. It wasn't really me. It was a great thing to see but also a great thing to walk away from. "I was quite an opinionated girl, I still am, and I know what I want so I don't think it would have been the right thing for me. "Some people do need that platform, and for some people it's perfect because not everyone enjoys the creative part, the writing and making the music. But that's my favourite part," she told the Independent.

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13) Gary Barlow claims the changing rooms are bugged

Gary Barlow was an X Factor judge for three years so you'd assume that he loved it but after leaving the show he claimed the X Factor bosses would tell them what to say on the show.He wrote in his autobiography A Better Me, "About half an hour before the show goes live, the producers would come in and and they'd go, 'Oh my God. That Misha. She's a bully. Can't believe it."'She is such a bully. In fact, you know what? You should say it. You should say it on air. She's bullied everyone all week.'"They leave the room. Ben: 'Do not say that'. Later Misha comes on… Tulisa: 'I think you're a bully'. Louis: 'I think you're a bully'."He then bizarrely added: "Was the dressing room bugged? They always seemed to know what was being talked about behind closed doors, and eaten, too. "What ever happened in that building always found its way to the press."

Posting online, the former X Factor star said, “I feel really happy, which is so nice, but it also makes me feel a little bit guilty. I haven’t always been happy after I’ve given birth.”

Despite previous post-partum struggles – Stacey is also mum to Zachary, 13, Leighton, nine, and two-year-old Rex – she is clearly currently enjoying the newborn bubble.

“I feel like I’ve got that feeling that everyone talks about, where you’re in a bubble and nothing else matters,” she revealed on her social channels recently.

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After admitting it took her and fiancé Joe Swash a week to decide on their daughter’s name, Stacey also let fans in on the secret meaning behind their choice. “We loved Autumn, but the initials didn’t work, and then every evening after she was born, the sun goes down right outside her window. I’d watch it set from in there and it always shined on her mobile and lit up the rose.

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"That’s when we knew she was our Rose.” Choosing Opal as a middle name was a tribute to Stacey’s mum, as baby Rose arrived on her mum’s 32nd birthday (6 October), and they then chose Esmè so they could arrange her initials to spell out “ROSES” – Rose Opal Solomon Esmè Swash.

Another reason was that the name Esmè means “loved”, so they thought “it couldn’t be more perfect”. The Loose Women presenter has already got Rose involved in the classic SolomonSwash Instagram photoshoots, last week choosing a pumpkin theme to celebrate Halloween.

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Dressing the whole family in coordinating orange attire, Stacey said, “Our Little Pumpkins. Today we spent the day in the garden making pumpkin patches with our newest little pumpkin. We picked these pumpkins the day before Rose was born and I finally had the energy to get out with them all today.”

But proving that Instagram and reality don’t always match up, Stacey made sure to tell her fans that “we were in and out all day for so long, me and Joe got sicked on and changed twice, which wasn’t easy trying to find more matching colour clothes so I could get a nice picture.”

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