This Morning star Josie Gibson jokes she's sticking to this controversial parenting choice with five-year-old Reggie “until he’s 18”

The reality star turned TV presenter has lifted the lid on her family life

Josie Gibson This Morning host
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This Morning's Josie Gibson has made a controversial revelation about her son Reggie, five - and it's one that can divide parents.

The TV personality, who shot to fame on Big Brother, has one son, Reggie James, from a previous relationship with her ex-partner Terry. 

And despite her busy schedule as a working mum who co-hosts the ITV daytime show alongside Holly Willoughby, presenter Josie Gibson has revealed what makes her mother-son relationship so special.

Josie and Terry split three months after Reggie was born but they agreed on co-parenting after the separation. Josie explained, " "Terry has him two to three nights a week and then I’ll have him on the others.

"I would never have been able to do what I’ve done if it wasn’t for Terry."

OK magazine reports that when asked about potential romances, Josie said the only person she's willing to share a bed with for the time being is Reggie, joking, "I want him in there forever - he will be until he’s 18!"

Many parents look for tips on how to get your child to sleep but many also ask is it safe to co-sleep with your baby? after their child climbed in to share their beds.

But medical expert Sonal Shah has previously advised that co-sleeping is "very much dependent on an individual's circumstances" and that "generally after six-12 months, many parents move their child to their own cot, and even into their own room".

Earlier this year the NHS updated its guidelines for co-sleeping in which it updated its advice to better cover how to co-sleep safely. The NHS states that the safest place for a baby to sleep is still in a bed or cot bed of their own but if you choose to co-sleep the Lullaby Trust has some safer sleeping advice.

But Josie's son does also have his own bed and she gave OK! magazine a tour of her home in which his bed has a slide attached to the side of it.

Like most mums, Josie has faced the dreaded Back-to-School month and with her son attending school for the first time, unlike other back-to-school parenting confessions, Josie admitted, "I don't like it at all - but I've got to live with it".

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)