‘If You Can’t Say It To My Face, What’s The Point?’ ‘I

We met with the for­mer Satur­days singer to get her beauty se­crets and to find out how she deals with trolls…

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love your name – it’s like a princess,’ says Frankie Bridge when we meet. Frankie’s here to talk to us about her lat­est #Feel­su­per cam­paign with Su­per­drug, which aims to raise money for the won­der­ful Marie Curie can­cer char­ity by sim­ply ask­ing you to buy your ev­ery­day beauty prod­ucts in store. ‘It’s a project I’m in­cred­i­bly pas­sion­ate about,’ she tells us.

It’s been a while since we last saw Frankie. Fol­low­ing The Satur­days [the girls are on ex­tended hia­tus], the 27-year-old’s ma­jor turn was on 2014’s Strictly Come Danc­ing, where she came sec­ond. Now she’s fo­cused on be­ing mum to Carter, three, and one-year-old Parker, but she did re­turn to our screens re­cently to front a doc­u­men­tary about on­line trolling and she’s plan­ning more of the same. But ob­vi­ously, the big ques­tion is: when is the in­fa­mous Frankie crop re­turn­ing? Let’s find out.

Hi Frankie! We’re to­tally ob­sessed with your hair – how have you ad­justed to life with longer locks? For a while I strug­gled. When I had re­ally short hair I had to wash and blow-dry it ev­ery day, but now I can just throw some dry sham­poo into it. I’ve had it cut into a bob now, but it can still be quite in­con­ve­nient – Carter is very grabby! What beauty ad­vice would you pass down to your kids? To look af­ter your skin and wear sun­tan lo­tion. Those are things I didn’t think of when I was younger. Do you have a beauty es­sen­tial? I’m big on lashes. I’ll al­ways put on Max Fac­tor mas­cara. You’re work­ing on the Marie Curie cam­paign again. How’s that been? Well, last time we raised over £200,000 and that’s 10 nurses for a year. I was re­ally proud of that. It’s just buy­ing your ev­ery­day beauty items, ex­cept that one prod­uct equals one dona­tion. What’s been the best part? I did a shoot with 10 nurses and some had been up all night. I do that with my kids, but they go out of their way to help other fam­i­lies. Only cer­tain peo­ple can do a job like that. Is it emo­tional talk­ing to these women? I’ve vis­ited the hos­pices and ex­pected to feel emo­tional, but ev­ery­one is pos­i­tive. They’re only do­ing sim­ple things, but lit­tle things make peo­ple feel bet­ter. We loved your doc­u­men­tary about celebrity trolls… Thanks, it was dif­fer­ent. I had mo­ments sit­ting out­side a troll’s house for hours and thought: ‘What am I do­ing?’ But it was so in­ter­est­ing. Giv­ing peo­ple whose lives have been over­taken by trolls the op­por­tu­nity to face them was amaz­ing. Did it make you feel dif­fer­ently about any hate you’ve re­ceived? Def­i­nitely. If you can’t say some­thing to some­one’s face, what’s the point in say­ing it? It’s a re­ally weird time on­line and it’s good for peo­ple to be aware, whether you’re a celeb or not. Are you go­ing to go back to mu­sic? I don’t know. I’ve been do­ing it since I was 12, so I’m just en­joy­ing be­ing with my boys for now. What makes you feel good? When the boys go to bed I like to have a bath. It’s nice to put a treat­ment on my hair or do a face mask. Un­til 28 Oc­to­ber se­lected Su­per­drug prod­ucts will trig­ger a dona­tion to Marie Curie

Frankie loves mas­cara and a pam­per­ing bath!

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