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Gabriella Ferlita

Ulrika Jonsson applauds Christine McGuinness for serving kids nuggets on Christmas Day

Ulrika Jonsson has praised Christine McGuiness for feeding her children chicken nuggets on Christmas Day.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire star, 34, vowed to make the day as routine as possible for her and Paddy McGuinness’ three children, who have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

In turn, the 55-year-old Swedish-British television host has backed the fellow parent for her choice in creating an environment of continuity for her family, saying that the news brought Ulrika ‘great joy’.

“So it brought me great joy to hear that, despite my military operation, Christine McGuinness is planning to serve her family chicken nuggets and chips," Ulrika writes.

Ulrika Jonsson admits she 'feels defeated' and stressed ahead of Christmas Day (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
The star praises Christine McGuinness for shunning the traditional festive dinner (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

“I like her approach and am wondering if she hasn’t got a point. Maybe she’s got it right and I’m the fool,” Ulrika added in her latest column for The Sun.

Writing about the mounting Christmas tension in advance of the big day, Ulrika wrote: “It’s Christmas Eve and while I’m a self-confessed Christmas nut, I feel defeated by the stress, doom and relentless gloom we’re being forced to endure this year.

“Some of you will be working today. Others will be forced to tolerate family members you’ve spent much of the year avoiding. And, of course, many people will be alone. It’s such a conflicting time.”

Christine wants to keep the day as routine as possible for her children - who have autistic spectrum disorder (Instagram / Christine McGuiness)

Christine recently admitted that she won’t be forcing her children to eat a traditional Christmas dinner on the day.

Despite her recent split from her husband, 49, the model and their twins Leo and Penelope, eight, and their five-year-old daughter Felicity will all spend the day together at their home in Cheshire.

She shared a glimpse into what Christmas looks like in their household, explaining that she’s hoping to make the day as normal as possible for her children, who struggle with trying new things and having a disrupted routine due to their diagnosis.

She said to OK! Magazine in a new interview: “I don’t think they should have to fit in with tradition or what everybody else has. I think your Christmas dinner should be whatever you’d like to eat and I want them to enjoy it.

“If they want chicken nuggets and chips, then that’s what I’m going to give them,” she said to the outlet.

This Christmas will be the first since the former couple announced their split in July after being with one another for 11 years.

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