Holly Our mum had five daughters with three different fathers: Sadie and Sunny have the same dad; Jessie in the middle has a different one; and me and my sister, Jade, have the same dad. But as we all grew up together, it didn’t dawn on me until I was about 12 that Sadie and I were half-sisters. I really hated the term. As far as I was concerned, my sisters were my sisters. Most of my early memories of Sadie are after we moved from London to Ludlow, in Shropshire.
Yet her answer comes as something of a surprise – the domestic dog. The 48-year-old former Springwatch host has long been interested in the relationship we have with “man’s best friend”, so much so that she has written a book on the subject, Friend For Life, and she is particularly intrigued by the health benefits having a dog can bring. “Dogs are so highly adaptable and clever and they make such good partners to us that we have been able to utilise them in so many ways,” Kate explains.
"This is fat-shaming, pure and simple," wrote one commentator. "Exploiting your motherhood to show off is despicable and shameless." Another declared: "It's nice to be toned, but to have such man legs and that stomach is not attractive." The reason for the vitriol?