Stacey Solomon been slammed for homeschooling her children by online trolls who assume she is stupid.
The bubbly Loose Women star, 28, has been teaching Zachary, 10, and Leighton, five, herself since September but revealed she has been accused of not being clever enough.
However, the Essex girl, who came third on X Factor in 2009 and won I‚Äôm A Celebrity. . . Get Me Out Of Here! in 2010, has 13 GCSEs and a number of A-Levels under her belt.
She said: ‚ÄúThere were a few comments after I said I was home schooling the boys about how dumb I am and how dumb they would turn out.
‚ÄúI already have an insecurity which is people saying that I am really thick because of my accent and my personality.
‚ÄúAll my life, even before X Factor, people have always thought I was stupid and dumb and not smart.
‚ÄúBut I have never said I was dumb and that is what people assume I am.
‚ÄúIt did really make me feel bad but I don‚Äôt know these trolls, they are insignificant and you have to talk yourself out of it.
‚ÄúI know I am not dumb and I know I am not stupid and I shouldn‚Äôt be allowing anyone else to make me feel that way.‚ÄĚ
Stacey has said of her education: ‚ÄúI always made sure I did well in my exams, passing 13 GCSEs. In fact I never failed an exam in my life.‚ÄĚ
She said home schooling was ‚Äúhard work‚ÄĚ but had been ‚Äúreally positive in terms of the children‚Äôs development‚ÄĚ.
She said: ‚ÄúAt the moment they are responding to it really well and they are learning a lot more in a much more positive way.‚ÄĚ