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Susan Knox

Chloe Madeley says Zara Tindall is 'brilliant' with baby Bodhi and even changes nappies

Chloe Madeley has revealed that royal pal Zara Tindall is 'brilliant' with her six-month-old baby girl, Bodhi.

First-time-mum Chloe, 35, welcomed her daughter last August with husband James Haskell, and as the couple get to grips with parenthood, their good friend Zara and her husband Mike have been there to lend a helping hand - with royal Zara even offering to change nappies.

Lifting the lid on Zara and Mike's close relationship with her baby girl Bodhi, Chloe has revealed that the royal and the I'm A Celebrity star were two of the first few people to meet her daughter.

After building a close bond with Bodhi, the Queen's granddaughter even took baby Bodhi to look after her for a day.

Recalling the special day, Chloe quipped that Bodhi was 'basically Zara's baby for the day'.

Chloe says close pal Zara has been lending a helping hand with baby Bodhi (Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Chloe and husband James welcomed their daughter back in August (jameshaskell/Instagram)

"I think they were two of the first friends that met her. Zara just didn’t let go of her all day,” she shared.

“She was basically Zara’s baby for the day, which was nice for me, because I could sit down with some of our friends and have a cup of tea and a catch-up," Chloe told OK! Magazine.

Elsewhere, the proud mum gushed over Mike, insisting that he is an 'incredible dad' and has been gifting her husband James with 'loads of tips' about fatherhood.

Zara has treated baby Bodhi as one of her own (Youtube/@magicmillions)

“Namely, enjoy this period and don’t over-busy yourself, stop and enjoy it, and I appreciate that advice," Chloe revealed.

As well as Zara and Mike, Chloe and James also rely her parents - presenting duo Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan - to give a helping hand with their granddaughter while she continues to juggle work and caring for her daughter.

Although she only gave birth to Bodhi in August, Chloe has already been experiencing the struggles of being a working mum.

She went back to her job as a personal trainer eight weeks after the arrival of baby Bodhi, explaining financial reasons were the catalyst for her swift return.

Zara and husband Mike have been sharing parenting tips with the couple (James Gourley/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Chloe went back to work just eight weeks after giving birth amid money woes (madeleychloe/Instagram)

Speaking to The Mirror, Chloe revealed that she would have liked to have spent more time with her baby, but she decided to cut short her maternity leave because she 'needed the money'.

"James obviously makes a great income and he’s my partner and that’s fantastic, but we don’t have a joint account,” she told The Mirror.

“We’ve always had separate accounts and I think that’s a bit of a pride thing with me. Next time, if I get pregnant again, I’m absolutely not doing it. I will swallow my pride, I will jump in on James’ account and take at least six months.”

Although she loves her job, Bodhi is still Chloe’s priority.

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