Saturdays star Rochelle Humes hits back at snot criticism at BBC Radio 5 Live Mum Takeover at Blackpool Tower

Singer Rochelle Humes
Singer Rochelle Humes

Singer Rochelle Humes has hit back at followers who criticised her for relieving her baby’s cold by “sucking out the snot”.

The mother-of-two explained that she had no other option available when her daughter became bunged up in the early hours of the morning and searched for a solution online.

She told how she had received backlash after sharing the “unpleasant” experience with other mothers.

Speaking at the BBC Radio 5 Live Mum Takeover at Blackpool Tower on Tuesday, The Saturdays star said: “She had a really bad cold, and I had just been through a really, really interesting evening.

“It was about 2 or 3am and she was so bunged up, and I Googled, as we all frantically do, what can I do? I wasn’t around anything that was useful.

“So I actually sucked the snot out myself. And it wasn’t pleasant. I shared it with a load of mums and they said, ‘Yep, done that before’.

“Now I know that I can go to the pharmacy and buy one of those things that help you, but at 3am it wasn’t available. I received a bit of backlash for it, but I needed to do it. What am I going to do?”