Chantelle Houghton says she’s working for Body Shop after lockdown boredom set in

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Chantelle Houghton beamed that she finally has her confidence back after signing up to be a Body Shop consultant.

The Celebrity Big Brother 2006 winner, 37, took the job on to earn some extra cash after becoming "bored" in lockdown.

The star's staff discount could come in handy too – she says she has always loved the products and has shopped there for as long as she can remember.

Chantelle opened up about how important it was for her to find some purpose after admitting she lost some of her identity in recent years.

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During an Instagram Live Q&A with senior regional manager Suzie Palmer, the busy mum said she hasn't looked back since taking on the role.

She started: "Hey, I am pleased to announce I'm working with Body Shop at Home as a Body Shop consultant!

"I was sitting at home the other day and thought I just really want to do something that I can focus on instead of just homeschooling.

"The whole mental health thing – you really need to be focused on something.

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"I want to earn money, who doesn't want to earn money? Let's be honest!"

The star added: "When you're a new-time mum, or with a second baby or third baby, you sort of lose your identity. When you join something like this, it gives you a purpose and it's so easy.

"When you do something for yourself, with most businesses you can't get your friends or family involved. But with this, you can be really passionate and get others to be passionate about it as well.

"I lost a lot of my confidence years ago but even in the last couple of weeks I just feel like I wake up in the morning and I've got some sort of focus rather than just being a stay-at-home mum, which I am right now.

"With this whole pandemic, work isn't really there. The motivation I've felt from being around people at Body Shop at Home, you feel like you're in it together."

Chantelle got engaged to her boyfriend Michael Strutt after falling in love quickly.

She has invited her ex-husband Preston, who she met on Big Brother 15 years ago, to her wedding.

The beauty told OK! that he's "more than welcome if he wants to come" but she doubt he will attend.

Chantelle added: "Michael is just a grounded, normal bloke. He also understands that Preston was a big part of my life and our relationship is solid, so he's absolutely fine with me inviting him to the wedding.

"He trusts me completely and I trust him completely. I always thought you should never trust someone 100 per cent, but Michael's changed my opinion on that. He's definitely the one for me."

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