Lucy Alexander places bouquet on mother's memorial bench
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Lucy Alexander, 50, has posted a photo from her days as a professional dancer back in the ‘90s, looking sensational while striking a pose in tiny orange shorts and a matching crop top, The Homes Under The Hammer star uploaded the epic snap to her story, as she celebrated having that “Friday flat stomach feeling” while looking back at old pictures of herself.
That Friday flat stomach feeling!
In the photo, Lucy could be seen huddled up with her three other dance group members, who were all dressed in matching attire, including high ponytails with bright orange scrunchies.
Lucy typed: “That Friday flat stomach feeling.
“When I used to be in a dance group called, ‘X Directory’!!!”
The property renovation expert was born in East Dulwich and attended London Studio Centre for drama and dance.
In 1991 she even appeared in the music video for Chesney Hawkes’ hit single The One and Only alongside Saffron, later of Republica fame.
However, she hung up her dancing shoes shortly after when she began presenting on Nickelodeon in 1998, and went on to host BBC’s Homes Under The Hammer until 2016 alongside Martin Roberts.
These days Lucy is enjoying time with her family, and this week she posted series of snaps to her social media including one with her daughter Kitty Castledine, 18.
Lucy lives in East Molesey which is close to Surrey with her husband Stewart Castledine and their two children Kitty and Leo.
Kitty became paralysed in 2008 after contracting Transverse Myelitis and is now a wheelchair user.
Speaking out on how far her daughter has come since being struck down with the condition, Lucy typed: “Covid ISN’T the first virus my family and daughter in-particular have come face to face with.
“I wasn’t going to post anything about today’s date. But then I thought about what it must be like to be walking to school on February 8th 2010 and then by lunchtime you are paralysed and then end up fighting for your life on a ventilator in intensive care.
“A virus called Transverse myelitis attacked my daughter’s spinal cord resulting in instant paralysis. It happened at school and within minutes everything changed. She was seven years old.
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“I’m posting this because it was a hard time for all my family but most importantly I’m just so proud of kitty & how she has overcome & carried on not letting disability get in her way. There have been tough times – lots of them but it’s only made her stronger and more determined,” she added.
The proud mum of two expressed her joy over how her “remarkable” daughter has overcome many obstacles to get to where she is now.
She continued: “@kittycastledine you are a force to be reckoned with and as a mum every day I watch you living your best life. I Didn’t want this post to sound patronising … none of the people that know you have ever treated you any differently … I just wanted to mark this day.
“Looking back and now seeing how far you’ve come is remarkable. Life is not perfect for many people but you’ve certainly had a journey & an interesting story to tell one day.
“With our current world pandemic, I hope we can take strength from this. Love you KC. Don’t make me delete this… hmmm let’s see,” she laughed.
Meanwhile, yesterday Lucy responded to journalist Lucy Webster, who was left “crying” after a dating service said they could not accommodate her.
Company Matchmakers Dating is said to have informed the potential client, that due to her disability they would not be able to accept her application, as “others are not always open” to going out with someone who is a wheelchair user.
After seeing the tweet, Lucy re-shared the post and tagged in outspoken Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, as she asked him to grill Matchmakers Dating on air.
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