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Manchester Evening News
Jessica Sansome

BBC EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy told 'we've all done it' as she makes 'terrible' hygiene admission

EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy earned the support of her social media followers after she made a 'terrible' hygiene admission. The actress, who is famed for playing Sonia Fowler in the BBC One soap, had fans saying 'we've all done it' when she took to Instagram to share her shower confession.

In the video, posted to her hundreds of thousands of followers on Tuesday (February 21), Natalie explained how she hasn’t had a shower since Saturday, which was three days earlier.

"You know I've always said I'll be honest on here, so here goes. I just realised, when drying my hair, that the last time I had a shower and washed my hair was Saturday," she confessed.

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"I’m the worst mum for saying ‘you’ve got to have a shower, Eliza [her daughter]. Don't be soapy, get upstairs. You've got to have a shower every day, it's really important,' but Saturday to Tuesday?" she said to the camera.

The soap star then went on to list some of the reasons why she hasn’t had a shower as she gave breakdown of her life the last few days. "Now, hear me out. Saturday, I had my hair coloured and then I got in the shower, that was about four o'clock," she shared in the video.

“Sunday, I had a house full, very busy. Yesterday, I was really, really ill. And then this morning, got up, had the kids. Done stuff in the house and had a shower. How bad is that though? When you're not well you don't fancy it do ya?

Natalie then shared in the caption of the video on Instagram: "I had to tell you this one. Terrible really but yesterday was a write off and I’ve been busy this morning. Feel a lot better. Not suprising having had a wash. My daughter would kill me if she knew."

But fans didn't seem to think it was that big of a deal and said: "We’ve all done it." Filling the comments, @persilfreak1 asked: "Is it bad that I don't see anything wrong with that?" @deeizzie08 wrote: "Don’t be so harsh on yourself. Some days I don’t wash or get dressed. Hey Ho! The only person judging is you!"

@mrsrachdh posted: "Shower every day? Too much to do for that! It's not good for you anyway, you're fine, you're still alive, carry on.." @mrssmithk commented: "It's definitely not bad! Constant washing skin and hair is not good for either." @deblikesgin8 added: "Not sure you've done anything wrong Natalie."


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