Kerry Katona reveals daughter Heidi doesn’t want her mum picking her up from school

Kerry Katona has revealed the surprising reason why her daughter Heidi doesn't like it when her mum picks her up from school.

Writing in her weekly new! column, Kerry also explains why the death of Amy Winehouse hits her hard and admits she had a rough few years where she turned to cocaine as her "only friend".

Sign up – for free! – to read more about how the star is grateful for the better turn her life took, what she thinks about the racist abuse of the England footballers after the Euro final and her take on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Emmy nod.

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This week marks ten years since Amy Winehouse died. I can really relate to Amy. Her death on the front page of the newspapers could have easily been me.

I remember the day she died, I just thought to myself, “I’m so glad I sorted my sh** out.”

And then a year later, Whitney Houston died. That was the biggest wake up call for me about drugs ever. It wasn’t that I was addicted to cocaine, I was just so lost and so lonely, that it was my only friend.

It was all I had at the time and I wanted to die. I’m so lucky to be alive.


I’m shocked that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey has been nominated for an Emmy. I love Oprah, but I thought she was very one-sided during that interview.

As a journalist, I think she should have been a lot more neutral. I actually fell madly in love with Harry and Meghan after that chat – I thought they were great! But to be nominated for an Emmy, I think it makes it sound like an entertainment show.


I was absolutely disgusted to see the racist abuse some of the England footballers were receiving after the Euro final. It’s vile. England shouldn’t host any more sporting events because we don’t deserve it.

My daughter DJ is mixed race and it makes me so upset and angry. I’m sure it would have been a different story if England won! Those brave players stepped up and took the challenge on.

I was so proud of our country, but I feel so embarrassed and ashamed now after seeing all the vile racism. Marcus Rashford has done more for the kids in this country than what any of the old white men in suits in our government have done.

How dare anyone abuse him.


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Our Heidi has had to set up a new Instagram page because she was banned on her other account. She hasn’t got a clue why or what she’s done wrong. She was gutted about it, bless her.

The story even made some of the papers last week – I’m not quite sure why! After starting at her new school, she seems to be really settling in. But she doesn’t want me picking her up! She asks Ryan to pick her up because all the lads call me a MILF. Ha!


Celebs including Giovanna Fletcher, Kate Lawler and Jamelia have opened up on Instagram about the realities of being a mum. It’s so good to see people speaking out and being honest about these things.

For me, I think the hardest thing about motherhood is your own perception that you have of yourself. You go on Instagram and you see all these parents who are doing things like baking and sewing, and I think, “Bloody hell I can’t do anything like that!”

I think your biggest fault can be comparing yourself to other mums. You have to remember that we all have struggles. Nothing can prepare for you becoming a mum. Even now, I still learn something new every day.

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