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let’s try for a baby

Now (UK) - - Front Page - Words by Jack White

Louise Red­knapp is full steam ahead right now. She’s set to make her West End de­but in Cabaret later this year and the 42-year-old has been back in the stu­dio for the first time since 2000.

But that’s clearly not enough to be get­ting on with, as Now can ex­clu­sively re­veal Louise has signed with a top agency and plans to walk the run­ways at Lon­don Fash­ion

Week in Septem­ber.

We’re told her friend Daisy Lowe in­spired mum of two Louise to pur­sue her mod­el­ling dreams and, as a re­sult, she’s train­ing four or five times a week to en­sure she’s in shape – but hus­band Jamie is des­per­ate for her to slow down.

‘Louise is train­ing in­cred­i­bly hard and has com­pletely changed her diet,’ says a well-placed source. ‘The plan in­cludes high im­pact train­ing, swim­ming and Pi­lates. Louise’s body is chang­ing and in her eyes is be­com­ing sex­ier.

‘This of course means

‘Jamie wants his best friend back’

re­duc­ing her food in­take and she’s now eat­ing a small breakfast and just one other meal most days. Jamie’s find­ing it dif­fi­cult to watch Louise be­ing so hard on her­self and he just wants his best friend back.’

Now un­der­stands that Jamie’s so de­ter­mined to get his fam­ily back to nor­mal he’s told Louise he’ll have an­other baby pro­vid­ing she stops putting her­self un­der so much strain.

Louise – who has two sons, Charley, 13, and eight-year-old Beau, with Jamie – has spo­ken in the past of her de­sire to have more chil­dren and in par­tic­u­lar a daugh­ter.

She said: ‘If I’m hon­est, I’d love an­other one and af­ter two boys it’d be ideal to have a lit­tle

girl. I’m un­der a bit of pres­sure. My mum keeps re­mind­ing me that I haven’t got long!’

Of course Jamie can’t prom­ise Louise a daugh­ter, but we’re told he’s more than will­ing to ex­pand their fam­ily – and she’s feel­ing torn.

Af­ter start­ing out with girl band Eter­nal, Louise left in 1995 to carve out a suc­cess­ful solo mu­sic ca­reer. All told, she’s sold 15 mil­lion records but her ca­reer ground to a halt when she fell preg­nant with Charley. Like many women, Louise was more than happy to put things on hold to raise her fam­ily while Jamie played foot­ball pro­fes­sion­ally un­til re­tir­ing in 2005.

Over the last 12 years Louise has tried her hand at TV pre­sent­ing and act­ing and even launched cos­metic range Wild About Beauty that she was forced to sell ear­lier this year with debts of £1.7m. But it was com­ing sec­ond on last year’s Strictly Come Danc­ing that re­ally kick-started things for her and while she didn’t think twice about giv­ing ev­ery­thing up first time round, we’re told the de­ci­sion to put her work on hold once more to have a baby is one she’s not tak­ing lightly.

The source says: ‘On the one hand, fam­ily is ev­ery­thing to Louise and adding to it would be a dream come true. But her ca­reer is fi­nally tak­ing off again and get­ting preg­nant would undo all her hard work.

‘Af­ter putting her ca­reer on ice 13 years ago things are fi­nally look­ing up for Louise pro­fes­sion­ally and lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties are com­ing her way. But now Jamie’s raised the prospect of an­other baby, she re­ally doesn’t know what to do.’

‘Her ca­reer is fi­nally tak­ing off again’

Louise is train­ing hard to achieve her mod­el­ling dreams

Jamie’s keen to try for a daugh­ter to com­plete the fam­ily

We haven’t given up on our fave cou­ple…

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