Christine Lampard had to choke back tears live on air as she spoke of jailed paedophile Vanessa George ‘s upcoming release.
The Loose Women host, who gave birth to baby daughter Patricia in September 2018, got emotional as the panel discussed the former nursery worker’s vile crimes.
Married mum George, from Plymouth, Devon, was jailed for a minimum of seven years in 2009 following her attacks at the Little Teds nursery.
She is believed to have abused up to 64 children, with ages ranging from two to five years old.
However, a Parole Board was satisfied that in the space of nine years since her conviction, the 48 year-old no longer posed a risk to the public.
In the wake of the board’s decision to release her later this year, Christine and the Loose ladies agreed George gave them a wake-up call about the prevalence of female paedophiles.
“It’s just seeing a female face looking out at you – it evokes a different feeling in you,” Kaye Adams pointed out.
“They said seven years would be the minimum she would serve I just cannot conceive how a woman can do that. I know it’s so naive.”
Nadia Sawalha added: “Is it because we want to feel there’s some safety? We don’t really want to absorb that it’s women as well, because then how do we ever feel safe? How do we ever choose who to look after our children?”
Looking upset, Christine said: “As a woman who’s had her own children, there’s different levels to this for me. I just can’t get my head around it.”
Coleen Nolan piped up: “It’s inconceivable when you think of it as a woman because we’re brought up to believe that women are natural nurturers. I was brought up with, ‘if you get lost, find a nice lady’, ‘if you’re naughty the policeman will get you’. Everything that was fearful was a man.”
And Christine welled up as she thought about her baby daughter, who she shares with husband Frank Lampard.
“Just being a new first-time mum and reading those headlines today about being released, I instantly just thought about the parents of those 30 infants,” Christine said, holding back tears.
“I have to say, I don’t think I could let it go if I were one of them, the anger I would feel over it is just – it’s almost debilitating. It almost makes me emotional because how do you deal with that? You trust these people.”
Christine blinked back tears as the rest of the panel took up the conversation.
*Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV