Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Nicola McLean says sorry to Kim Woodburn over 'mum row'


Nicola McLean has said sorry to Kim Woodburn over their parenthood argument on Celebrity Big Brother 2017.

This year's show saw Nicola and Kim in a row about nominations after Kim accused Nicola of lying.

As Nicola asked Kim what she “supposedly” lied about, Kim told Nicola to accept the nominations and said she didn’t have to explain herself adding, “I will not rise to your bait.”

Later, Nicola explained to Speidi the reason why she was angry with Kim. She said that Kim brought her children into an argument and called her a “bad mum.”

Kim and Nicola.
Kim and Nicola.

“Tell everyone how I’m a liar,” Nicola shouted after Kim.

The row then escalated with Kim snapping: “Grow up, you’re a mum.”

“And you’re not, that’s your problem," Nicola replied. "If you wanna go low, I’ll go lower."

The remark caused outrage with viewers, especially given recent headlines about Kim's past.

In an article in Reveal magazine before entering the house, Kim opened up about how she tragically lost her baby when she was 23.

Kim said: "It was a very sad part of my life. I would never go back to visit the spot where it happened. That would just be too much. I couldn't do it."

Speaking after the final last night, Nicola insisted she had no idea of Kim's past and said: "I would stand in front of her now and apologise wholeheartedly."

She added to The Sun newspaper: “I did not know that when Kim and I had that argument, and I certainly – had I had known that – being a woman who is desperate for more kids and who has suffered two miscarriages herself, I certainly would never ever, ever have said that in a derogatory way.

Kim and Nicola.
Kim and Nicola.

“Never in my life would I ever ever be that disrespectful about anyone going through any kind of tragedy on that level.”

However Nicola insisted she had no regrets about the argument.

"I don’t know anything about Kim Woodburn and I had no clue. So do I regret saying anything ? No. Coz I said what I knew at the time," she told the newspaper. "Would I have said those comments had I had known that she has had such a f***ing awful experience? Of course not! But did I know it? On my life, absolutely not."

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