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Stacey Solomon joined by baby son Rex for Loose Women lockdown special

The panellists paid tribute to their NHS as they filmed in their homes.

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Stacey Solomon and Rex (Matt Crossick/PA)

Stacey Solomon and Rex (Matt Crossick/PA)

Stacey Solomon and Rex (Matt Crossick/PA)

Stacey Solomon was joined by her baby son Rex during a special episode of Loose Women filmed from the panellists’ homes.

The programme is part of a day of dedicated programming on ITV to celebrate and thank NHS frontline workers.

The boy, who will be one in May, quickly caused chaos by knocking over Solomon’s drink and knocking out her earpiece before the TV star handed him over to partner Joe Swash.

However, Solomon said she is lucky to be in lockdown with her family.

Discussing Rex’s first Easter, Solomon said: “I’m so lucky that he’s a good baby, my first two wouldn’t have been this easy to have in lockdown. He’s really happy and lovely; I just feel really lucky with him.”

She added: “I feel like we are lucky in lockdown, it just feels like a real privileged position.

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🐰 Happy first Easter pickle 🐰 Happy Easter everyone 🤍 I took this earlier when he had his morning nap because this was the ONLY way I could get a picture of him in this bunny outfit... He is on the move, big time 😂 and the bunny ears are so floppy they just go over his face when I put the hood up which he does not appreciate 😂 Obviously he didn’t just fall asleep on the grass next to some daffodils, two of which just so happened to fall into bunny’s perfectly placed hand 😂 He fell asleep on me, clinging onto bunny, so I laid them down on the grass and the rest is history 😂 He actually clung onto that bunny in his sleep, which melted my heart...🐰I really hope you’re all ok... Thinking of those who are working all the hours of the day, away from their families today, risking it all to keep us safe, today and everyday. We appreciate you so much. Thank you and Happy Easter key workers we love you 🤍

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“It’s not easy homeschooling two children with a baby but much easier than being on the frontline or in a dangerous household.

“I definitely have times when I feel a little bit anxious about what is going on in the world and a bit out of control and I miss my mum.”

The episode opened with host Christine Lampard saying: “We have come together for a show with a little bit of a difference because we are inside our houses today.

“Please excuse us if there are any technical difficulties, if husbands, dogs, cats, children all come running in, it’s going to be that kind of a show so just bear with us.”

The pre-recorded episode of the show also saw the panellists, including Brenda Edwards and Nadia Sawalha, share their own experiences with the NHS and pay tribute to doctors who had helped them.

Lampard became overcome by emotion as she spoke about her sister’s best friend Rachel Small, a nurse in the intensive care unit in Ulster Hospital, as the panellists discussed their NHS heroes.

She said: “It gets me emotional thinking about it, they are putting their lives at risk all the time for us.

“I get so emotional every time I think about it because I find it so difficult to think that they have to worry about their little children and yet all I have to do is stay inside my house and it puts it all into perspective.

“I told her I wasn’t going to cry today and here I am doing it.”

Specially-themed content across ITV’s programmes on Thursday has shared stories of coronavirus survivors and their families.

The ITV NHS Day began at 6am on Good Morning Britain and will feature a “pause for applause” at 8pm as part of the Clap For Carers campaign.

During This Morning, the show unveiled pictures painted by the children of viewers as part of a digital montage for the staff wellbeing area in the new NHS Nightingale hospital in London.

The special show was opened by singers from the NHS Royal Victoria Infirmary ICU in Newcastle.

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