Come Dine With Me. Claire Phillips, often known as Plank Lady, was a standout candidate who left a lasting impression.
In 2018, the Welsh icon grabbed our hearts, joining Channel 4 legends such as ‘Whisk Guy’ and ‘Sad Little Life Jane’.
Claire, no longer cooking in her curlers, startled fans by announcing the birth of her first kid – but not her beloved cat Daiquiri.
Claire claimed she was ‘besotted’ after giving birth to her son Theodore Riley on January 9 by scheduled C-section and a brief hospital stay.
She kept followers updated throughout the pregnancy, and she revealed on Instagram stories that she developed high blood pressure the night before her baby was due.
Claire spent the night at the hospital to check her health, rather than enjoying a nice evening with a bath and Chinese food.
The TV legend chose for a McDonald’s meal instead, displaying her medical gown and socks.
Claire posted images of her infant and herself on Instagram, writing: ‘Well, after all that waiting! My gorgeous little miracle baby has arrived! Welcome to the world, Theodore Riley Phillips!
‘I love you more than you’ll ever know! Born this morning at 10.25am weighing 8 1b 4! I’m so besotted and lucky to be your mam! Your my world and more baby boy I love you millions xx’
For those unfamiliar with Come Dine With Me, participants visit each other’s homes for a three-course supper, ranking each evening until the winner is determined.
She appeared in season 43 of the programme alongside candidates Scott, Anna, Charlotte, and Giovanni Malacrino, the proprietor of a restaurant in Cardiff.
Claire’s show was memorable because she served prawn starters,’stir-loin’ beef for the main course, and, of course, a sundae dessert on wooden planks.
She also used her oven mitt to ‘glove’ chips into a wok, perplexing yet captivating viewers with the Valley girl from Pontycymer.
The self declared ‘come dine with me icon’ added that having her ‘miracle baby’ was the ‘best feeling ever’.
Source My Celebrity Life.