Emmerdale’s Charley Webb hits back at ‘mum shamers’

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  • Emmerdale's Charley Webb has responded to critics on social media who have judged the way she parents her two boys.

    Speaking about nine-year-old Buster and three-year-old Bowie on Instagram, Charley , wrote a caption defending her parenting decisions, alongside a photo of her youngest son asleep in bed.

    In the post, Charley, who plays Debbie Dingle in the popular soap, wrote: ‘I’ve found since having kids everyone’s got an opinion on what’s right and what’s wrong. “Don’t let them in your bed, you’re making a rod for your own back.” No, I will let them in my bed. And I will wake up to a tiny face resting on my arm because I want to.

    ‘They’re babies and then they’re grown up, so much quicker than I ever thought was possible. Always do what is right for you and your kids. Not annoying people around you thinking they know best. They don’t. ❤️’

    Fans were quick to defend Charley, with many taking to the comments to offer support.

    ‘Just beautiful. You are their Mum and you know best every time. Enjoy every little breath ❤️’ One user said.

    ‘Ignore what others say as long as they are safe & they are peaceful after all it’s what the mother wants for her child & it’s part of the bonding process. ❤️’

    Charley Webb

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    Charley Webb is now expecting her third child with husband Matthew Wolfenden, who plays David Metcalfe in Emmerdale.

    Charley is apparently having a tough pregnancy, with David saying ‘She’s been ill from the get-go and it’s not relented at all.’

    David recently spoke to Loose Women to talk about their family. ‘We’ve got one on the way, and we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. It’s the old cliché but as long as they are healthy.’

    ‘I come from a long line of boys, and there’s four Wolfenden cousins and we’ve got seven grandchildren, they’re all boys. It’s not looking likely, but who knows.’