We all have guilty pleasures don’t we.  Those people you are attracted to that you probably shouldn’t admit to.  Maybe they are weird, perhaps slightly embarrassing, too old for you, too young for you, or they could potentially make you a social outcast due to how uncool they are.

When we become mums are outlook on the world changes, as does the people we come into contact with.  We can find ourselves fantasising over people who were not even on our radar before.  Move over Brad, there’s some new men in town.

 

Guilty Pleasures

 

1 Tom Fletcher

You know the dude from Mcfly and now McBusted.  The one you never looked twice at until he sang that speech at his weeding and made you cry.  After that you thought he was a nice guy. But then he had to go and have a child of his own and release ridiculously cute and adorable videos of himself with his baby boy.  Now? Your womb literally aches when you look at him.  Or is it just me?

Tom Fletcher

Image (c)Tom Fletcher – You Tube

 

2 Harry Styles

I knew who he was, but hadn’t really paid him much attention.  But then!  The big one became obsessed with One Direction (because they are really cool and there’s no girls).  We set him up a little playlist of their videos and him and the little one can often be found dancing like loons in the living room to “best song ever”.  And Me?  Well, all I can say is that I have been brainwashed by being subjected to too much Harry Styles and um well you know, he’s kind of cute.  If I was 14 years old my bedroom would have been a shrine to Zayn.  I draw the line at Niall though.  I mean it’s bad enough that I am old* enough to be their uber cool young and trendy mother, but Niall actually looks about 12.

*Old enough in a scandalous teenage pregnancy kind of way!

One direction

Image (c)onedirectionmusic.com

 

3 Cbeebies Presenters

We have to get our kicks somewhere right?  Now I know Cbeebies intend to be educational and informative for the small people, but let’s face it, for the grown ups?  It’s mind-numbingly boring.  Especially when we are watching the same episode of Charlie & Lola for the 27th time and being subjected to Topsy & Tim’s smug face mummy.  Not to mention those programs such as The Night Garden and Abney and Teal which make you feel like you’re on an acid trip when watching them.  It’s no wonder that our minds wonder!  It’s no surprise that we look for something to keep us entertained.  And that entertainment comes in the form of the Cbeebies presenters.  We may even have a little game of shag, marry or avoid to keep us amused.  Dr Ranj, DIY Derek and Mr Tumble. Go!

Andy Cbeebies

Image (c)BBC

 

4 Phillip Schofield

I have two confessions to make.  Firstly Phillip Schofield was the first ever poster that adorned my bedroom wall.  Yep.  Secondly, I occasionally watch This Morning.  Especially after a heavy night of teething.  And you know what, the silver fox has a glint in his eye and yes, I would.  That was three confessions wasn’t it.  Don’t judge me.  Admit it, you would too.

Silver Fox

Image (c) Phillip Schofield Official

 

5 Dr Ranj

I blame this one on brainwashing too.  It’s the eyebrows.  I can’t stop staring at the eyebrows.  I think it hypnotises me into a trance where Dr Ranj is my husband and we sing songs about going for poos and athletes foot.  I know there’s a lot of Mum love out there for Mr Bloom, but seriously ladies, google some images of Dr Ranj and your hearts will be racing so much you might need a visit from the man himself!  Well after all, “the doctor will tell you what is good for you”.

Hello Doctor

Image (c) All the lovely images available on google!

 

Who is your guilty pleasure?  Are you brave enough to own up?! Although if it’s Mr Tumble or Jeremy Kyle I suggest you keep those skeletons in the cupboard, lock the door and throw away the key!

 

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61 Comments on Guilty Pleasures – The Mummy Edition

  1. Silly Mummy
    May 12, 2016 at 11:56 pm (8 months ago)

    Haha – I remember this post! I still haven’t come around on the CBeebies presenters thing! Though I will allow Dr Ranj as acceptable. Certainly not Mr Bloom, however! #fridayfrolics
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  2. Katie Taylor
    May 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Dr Ranj!!! LOL ive seen him singing about verrucas put me off LOL #fridayfrolics

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  3. Ellen
    May 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I have so many guilty pleasures. My husband is 13 years older than me and I think my ‘type’ may be older men. With you on Schofield!! Recently I’ve been watching Lie to Me on Netflix and I love Tim Roth on that. My sister was horrified when I told her!! #FridayFrolics

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  4. Emma
    May 6, 2016 at 9:50 am (9 months ago)

    Hands off Tom Fletcher he is mine, he just doesn’t know it yet.I also LOVE Phillip Schofield too *swoons at the silver fox*. I also (and I shouldn’t admit this) fancy Chris Evans. I know! And I love James Cordon. Oh the shame I am off to hide under a stone now πŸ™‚ #FridayFrolics
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    • Life Love and Dirty Dishes
      May 6, 2016 at 1:28 pm (9 months ago)

      Okay, I’m going to say this one quickly and then leave the room…. Ray Winstone

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  5. This Mum's Life
    May 6, 2016 at 7:19 am (9 months ago)

    Haha!! A brilliant list!!!!! I loathe one direction, in all their ‘we are too cool for school even though our music is shite’ ness! Buuuuut, Harry, Zayn, and Louis are really hot!! Definitely not Niall, and the other one whose name I can never remember!! Mr Bloom… Oh yes, I’d definitely let him show me his cabbages! I know what you mean about becoming a mum and your outlook on everything changing-I suddenly started lusting over every hot guy that was on anything I was watching, when I became a mum!! But I don’t think any of my main ones are too embarrassing! Lots of people don’t get Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead,) but I wouldn’t say no! Otherwise there’s Ian Somerholder, Gabriel Macht, Ben Bass, Dominic West, the list goes on…!
    #fridayfrolics
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  6. Fran Back With A Bump
    May 6, 2016 at 7:05 am (9 months ago)

    I’ll give you Phillip Schofield. I actually had his annual 1991 or something like that, back in his Joseph days!! As does the others hmmm. #fridayfrolics
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  7. Anna Brophy
    May 6, 2016 at 6:48 am (9 months ago)

    You had me at Harry hotty! The others I don’t get quite so much being an Aussie. Weird when they start being kid show hosts that we’re having a cheeky perv at. #FridayFrolics
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  8. Alison
    May 6, 2016 at 12:25 am (9 months ago)

    Ok here goes… James Cordon, Peter Kay and Jason Manford. What can I say – I love a man who makes me laugh!! Love this Claire – made me howl. #Fridayfrolics

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  9. Katie Gregory (@therewegoblog)
    May 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh, this post is hilarious! I can’t say any of these are up my street, apart from perhaps Mr Schofield… And Dr Ranj’s eyebrows are certainly something else! Love it. #FridayFrolics

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  10. Helen - Mess Stress and Fancy Dress
    May 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm (9 months ago)

    BLOOM!!! ALWAYS BLOOM!!!! I still love this post. Yay! PS I couldn’t be arsed to vote for our local Police Commissioner today, Instead I cast a vote for lovely you. (although not for police commissioner, that would have been weird)xx
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  11. Tamsin
    September 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm (1 year ago)

    None of them are my cup of tea! Haha!
    My celeb crush is Roman Reigns from the WWE – you should check him out! πŸ˜›

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  12. TwinTownMum
    August 29, 2015 at 11:31 am (1 year ago)

    Ha ha! Great post. πŸ™‚ The original Mr Grey – Philip Schofield! He’s hotter now he’s the silver fox rather than the fresh faced broom cupboard guy. Other weird crush is Hugh Laurie in the TV show ‘House’, but only when he’s in character. I like a bad boy! #FridayFrolics

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  13. Becky
    August 29, 2015 at 9:10 am (1 year ago)

    Ha this made me giggle. My favourite 1D boy (yes they are boys, not men!) is Louis. And I didn’t get it on Dr Ranj, but those photos could make me change my mind! Becky x #FridayFrolics
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    • Lifeloveanddirtydishes
      August 30, 2015 at 8:12 am (1 year ago)

      Jealous!

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  14. Absolutely Prabulous
    August 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm (1 year ago)

    Okay first, DAMMIT woman I’ve written something sort of similar, all finished and imaged and all to publish next week.

    Second, “your womb literally aches” OMG I laughed

    Third Mr Schofield. Yep same here. Guilty as charged.

    Fourth yes we Indians are obsessed, OBSESSED with our eyebrows.

    Love it.

    #fridayfrolics
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 5:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Can’t wait to read who yours are!

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  15. Helen C
    August 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Colin Firth for me. I am more than a little obsessed with him. Thankfully my husband is quite amused by this obsession! Hx #TheList
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 5:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh Mr Darcy!

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  16. Helen - Mess Stress and Fancy Dress
    August 28, 2015 at 1:08 pm (1 year ago)

    Totally Mr Bloom, its the eyes, you could lose yourself in them. I think I’d sell one of the children for an hour on my own with him. I’ve never been into the One Direction boys, the youngsters freak me out, but I’d take Schofie! I also have a disturbing obsession with David Bowie. #fridayfrolics
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 5:32 pm (1 year ago)

      I’m far too old to be liking Harry Styles. Honestly I’ve been brainwashed!

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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 5:32 pm (1 year ago)

      Who are?…..

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  17. Louise Rodgers
    August 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm (1 year ago)

    Yes, you’re definitely forced to look at me you would never have dreamed if looking at when you have children! I think it’s some kind of warped coping mechanism for having to out up with kids TV! Me Bloom for me!!!
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm (1 year ago)

      Without that coping mechanisim we’d all be knocking back the wine at 10:00am!

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  18. Clare
    August 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm (1 year ago)

    Haha! I have loads of guilty pleasures! Too many!!! But one of my biggest is James Corden! I actually love him!!! πŸ™‚ xx
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    • Lifeloveanddirtydishes
      August 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm (1 year ago)

      I saw him first!

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  19. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    August 28, 2015 at 10:53 am (1 year ago)

    Haha, you lost me a bit with this one πŸ™‚
    We haven’t progressed to real people TV with the baby yet but I shall keep an eye out for hotties and report back to you πŸ™‚
    For now my biggest crush is Ruby Rose from OITNB

    #fridayfrolics
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  20. Silly Mummy
    August 28, 2015 at 10:42 am (1 year ago)

    Haha! I hate One Direction, but I admit that, if I was 14, would also probably have a shrine to Zayn! I don’t get the thing with CBeebies presenters! I’m not sure who mine would be. James Cordon? But I maintain liking James Cordon is perfectly normal & acceptable! Dylan Moran!
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:58 am (1 year ago)

      Hands off the Corden, he’s mine! πŸ˜‰

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  21. Mummy Spits The Dummy
    August 28, 2015 at 9:54 am (1 year ago)

    Love it! I’m Australian, so most of those names are a mystery to me – although thanks to your pics I have to agree about Dr Ranj’s eyebrows. Hubba hubba, whoever you are! My guilty pleasure (kids entertainment-wise) has always been Anthony the Blue Wiggle… although he’s turned a bit weird since the original Wiggles lineup and I can’t say it’s true love anymore. Sigh.
    Enjoying my first ever #FridayFrolics linky – you guys are hilarious!
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:55 am (1 year ago)

      Don’t you just hate it when the fame goes to their heads!

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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:54 am (1 year ago)

      oh oho oh oho oh oooo Mysterious girl…

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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:53 am (1 year ago)

      Sorry but Jon Bon Jovi is not a guilty pleasure. He’s a bona fide hot guy!

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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:50 am (1 year ago)

      ha ha! He has a nice smile. That’s not too bad.

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  22. Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    August 26, 2015 at 11:02 am (1 year ago)

    Ahahahahaha!!! this has just made me laugh out loud. HILARIOUS. NO. To all of these β€” apart from *possibly* Tom and Harry. Although Harry Styles is less than half my age. Something a bit unsavoury about that!! LOL!! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday β€” hope to see you again next week! x

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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:49 am (1 year ago)

      I know I feel really bad about it!

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  23. Sam
    August 25, 2015 at 9:20 pm (1 year ago)

    Out of that list I can honestly say that only Dr Ranj does it for me πŸ™‚ I have to agree with Becky too – Paul Hollywood – it’s the eyes!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up to #thetruthabout
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:49 am (1 year ago)

      They do have a twinkle!

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  24. helen gandy
    August 25, 2015 at 9:48 am (1 year ago)

    Yes to the silver fox and Dr. Ranj hehe, they are both guilty pleasures, I’m also partial to a bit of Paul Hollywood too hehe πŸ™‚ Great post.

    #thetruthabout
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:46 am (1 year ago)

      Do you feel better now you have confessed?!

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  25. Becky
    August 25, 2015 at 8:25 am (1 year ago)

    This is so funny, although I have to admit that Philip Schofield has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine! So in his place, I’d have to put Curtis Angus from Milkshake. Seriously. Google images πŸ™‚ #twinklytuesdays
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:46 am (1 year ago)

      I read Curtis and thought you were going to admit to Curtis Steiger!

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    • Mummy Spits The Dummy
      August 28, 2015 at 9:49 am (1 year ago)

      YES! Sportacus gets all the Mums on board. He’s spectacularly handsome (even in that ridiculous costume), has a gorgeous accent and is great with kids – what’s not to love?

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      • Claire
        August 28, 2015 at 11:54 am (1 year ago)

        The tash!

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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:43 am (1 year ago)

      ha ha! I think I’ll pass on that one!

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  26. Natalie / @diaryofuem
    August 24, 2015 at 9:11 am (1 year ago)

    Ok so I may be weird but Tom Fletcher has been on my radar for ages. But my OH reckons I’m obsessed ha. Him and his wife tbh! Lol. Also, Harry Styles is a big no-no to me. I do think Niall is lovely though – possibly the down to earth humble Irish thing. And he can actually play an instrument and write music.

    And I’ve had a crush on Schofe since I was about 5 (slight exaggeration) haha.
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:41 am (1 year ago)

      I’m so ashamed about the Harry thing!

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  27. Farmerswifeandmummy
    August 24, 2015 at 7:08 am (1 year ago)

    Omg I am totally with you. Dr Ranj, mr bloom and, I admit it, mr tumble. There. I’ve said it. Can I blame hormonal changes after children? Ha ha ha
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:40 am (1 year ago)

      OK I think you need to step away from cbeebies now πŸ˜‰

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  28. StressedMum
    August 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this and agree with you on Philip Schofield, he even follows me on my personal twitter account, that really made my day. I love George Clooney, but everyone knows that I do not keep it a secret and Ewan McGregor and I could listen to Sean Connery’s voice forever x
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    • Claire
      August 28, 2015 at 11:39 am (1 year ago)

      Oh yes to Ewan!

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