Frankie Bridge

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Frankie: ‘Music isn’t my priority anymore.’

Frankie_Bridge_2649692aFrankie’s long awaited interview with Fabulous magazine is out today in The Sun newspaper, or you can read the entire thing online here.

The article is interesting, discussing the issues with her pregnancy and no she’s not had a boob job for those wondering.

There are also key questions asked about the group, and sadly for those of us expecting a reunion anytime soon should start packing our bags and move onto either Una/Mollie/Vanessa’s solo careers’ as Frankie says she has no plans for music for a while.

Frankie plans to spend this year figuring out what she wants to do next. She recently made a film on internet trolling for Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2, which has given her a taste for “doing something that has a real meaning.”

What’s definitely not on the cards any time soon is a Saturdays reunion. While all the girls remain great friends, each is happy doing her own thing, and Frankie says there are no plans to get back together.

“We haven’t split up, but we are having a break,” she says. “I will always miss performing, but I’ve been doing it since I was 12. It’s quite nice to get invited to something and be able to say: ‘Yeah, I’ll come!’ I’m so used to never knowing until the last minute because when you’re in a band, your schedule is not your own.

“So it’s really nice to have this freedom, but I do sometimes feel a bit lost. Like: ‘Oh, I’ve got nothing to do today. Let’s go to the farm again!’

“As a band, we’ve always been really understanding of each other, and I just think whatever happens will happen naturally.”

What’s quite telling, though, is the fact that Frankie clearly sees her future away from music. She speaks at length about how a career in the industry simply isn’t compatible with family life, which surely means it’s curtains for The Saturdays.

“You have to dedicate so much time to music, and that’s just not my priority now I’ve got children. I want to work – it’s part of who I am – but I also want to be able to pick my kids up from school and watch them on sports day. I always wanted to be successful, but I never wanted to be a successful person without a family.

“If you’d have asked me five or six years ago, I’d be like: ‘Yes, I want to try a solo career.’ But now I’ve been at it for so long and I feel like I’ve achieved what I want to.”


Frankie Confronts

Our very own Frankie Bridge was trolled on social media, with some users branding her “fat” while she was pregnant with her first child.
So what drives someone to send abusive messages to strangers? She met someone who trolls people online to ask him.
She also spoke to a national magazine editor about “fat-shaming” articles, and to other victims of trolling about the impact the abuse they received has had.

If the embed link below isn’t working you can catch the full 15min video via the BBC Website


Frankie confirmed for 2016 Strictly UK Tour

The Saturdays’ Frankie Bridge is the first celebrity confirmed for the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing UK Tour.

Bridge, a finalist in the 2014 series, was due to appear on this year’s tour but pulled out when she discovered she was pregnant with her second child.

Bridge, 26, said: “I was so disappointed not to be able to perform in this year’s Strictly Tour, as I’d been so looking forward to continuing my Strictly journey. But following the birth of my son in August, I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the 2016 tour.
“It will be great to get my dancing shoes back on and be part of the Strictly family again. Roll on January!”

Bridge was joint runner-up with Simon Webbe to winner Caroline Flack in the 12th series of the competition.
She was partnered with Kevin Clifton, who is currently whirling EastEnders actress Kellie Bright around the dancefloor, but it has not been announced if he will be joining her on the road.
Bridge will join competitors and professional dancers from the present series of Strictly as they attempt to dazzle judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, who also directs the tour.

The Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc has already been announced as the tour’s new host.
The tour kicks off in Birmingham on January 22 and will play 30 dates across Sheffield Arena, First Direct Arena Leeds, Manchester Arena, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena and The SSE Arena in Wembley before a finale at London’s O2 Arena on Valentine’s Day.


Frankie to miss strictly tour – She’s pregnant! 1

Everyone here at The Saturdays Fansite would like to congratulate Frankie and Wayne for their announcement that baby number two is on the way!

Frankie took to twitter tonight to announce that she is expecting baby two and will therefore be missing the Strictly Tour:

We extend our congratulations to the couple! 🙂


Frankie: ‘We don’t want to leave it too long’

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Frankie has been talking to OK Magazine about life after Strictly and has revealed that herself and Wayne are looking to increase the size of their family!

Speaking exclusively to OK! magazine, she said: “Strictly was amazing but being reunited with Parker was better, in a completely different way.

“It was something I needed to do and now I’ve done it, I’m back to Mummy duty and that’s the best job!

“What got me through Strictly was being back with Wayne and Parker. I finally have some normality back.”

Frankie, 25, gave birth to son Parker in October 2013 – and she is already looking forward to expanding her brood with husband and former footballer Wayne, 34.

“Now Strictly is over, I’d love to have more children but we’re still enjoying Parker,” the ex-S Club 8 star explained.

“But I would like him to have a brother or sister. Wayne’s desperate to have another and I would like another because Parker isn’t a baby anymore.

“I see other little babies and they’re so little and cute so I would like to at some point and we don’t want to leave it too long, I wouldn’t want any more than three years between them.

“I’d love to have a girl but we’re convinced we’re going to have boys now I’ve had Parker, but I don’t care. I’m quite a tomboy so the only reason I’d want a girl is so I could buy girl stuff – their clothes are so much fun.”

Read Frankie’s full interview and see the adorable photo shoot with her son Parker in this week’s issue.

 


Frankie looses out to favourite Caroline in Strictly!

After weeks and weeks of the highest level of dancing our very own Frankie appeared in the final of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

After a fierce and tightly fought final Frankie and her partner Kevin lost out to the hot favourite Caroline Flack.

Everyone here at The Saturdays Fansite is amazed at how well Frankie has done, she’s been a shining star for herself and The Saturdays and we are very proud of her achievement.

Well done Frankie!