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First Time Mum EXCLUSIVE: Ferne McCann gushes over daughter Sunday, 3, on her first day of school

Ferne McCann was every inch the proud mum as her daughter Sunday prepared to start her first day of school in the latest episode of ITVBe series First Time Mum.

The former TOWIE star, 31, declared that she ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of her little girl, three, as she got herself dressed and got ready to head to school.

And Ferne couldn’t believe how much her daughter had taken her big day in her stride, with the TV star admitting that she thought Sunday would kick up a fuss about putting her uniform on.  

Proud: Ferne McCann was every inch the proud mum as her daughter Sunday prepared to start her first day of school in the latest episode of ITVBe series First Time Mum

Speaking into the camera, Ferne explained: ‘I’m loving the fact that she doesn’t seem nervous and she seems to be taking this all in her stride. 

‘She’s even getting her uniform on which is something I was afraid she wasn’t going to do for ages. Like, I did not want her to be the only kid at the school gate turning up in her PJs.’

Ferne, who welcomed Sunday in November 2017, continued: ‘Straight into her uniform, no problems… smashed it!’

That's my girl: The former TOWIE star, 31, declared that she 'couldn't be prouder' of her little girl, three, as she got herself dressed and got ready to head to school

That’s my girl: The former TOWIE star, 31, declared that she ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of her little girl, three, as she got herself dressed and got ready to head to school

The clip then showed little Sunday showing off her dress before Ferne proceeded to style her hair into cute pigtails with purple bows to match her dress.  

The youngster then put her shoes on before her emotional mum pulled her in for a big hug.

Ferne then told Sunday to look at herself in the mirror, telling her daughter: ‘You look beautiful!’

Shock: Ferne couldn't believe how much her daughter had taken her big day in her stride, with the TV star admitting that she thought Sunday would kick up a fuss about putting her uniform on

Shock: Ferne couldn’t believe how much her daughter had taken her big day in her stride, with the TV star admitting that she thought Sunday would kick up a fuss about putting her uniform on

Great news: Speaking into the camera, Ferne explained: 'I'm loving the fact that she doesn't seem nervous and she seems to be taking this all in her stride'

Great news: Speaking into the camera, Ferne explained: ‘I’m loving the fact that she doesn’t seem nervous and she seems to be taking this all in her stride’

Well done: 'She's even getting her uniform on which is something I was afraid she wasn't going to do for ages. Like, I did not want her to be the only kid at the school gate turning up in her PJs'

Well done: ‘She’s even getting her uniform on which is something I was afraid she wasn’t going to do for ages. Like, I did not want her to be the only kid at the school gate turning up in her PJs’

Good job! Ferne, who welcomed Sunday in November 2017, continued: 'Straight into her uniform, no problems... smashed it!'

Good job! Ferne, who welcomed Sunday in November 2017, continued: ‘Straight into her uniform, no problems… smashed it!’

Speaking into the camera once more, Ferne went on: ‘I can’t believe how amazing she’s been this morning. 

‘She’s had her hair done, she’s eaten all of her breakfast, she’s got her uniform on… she looks so grown up and I couldn’t be prouder!’

It comes after Ferne revealed her heartache of splitting with boyfriend, marketing manager, Jack Padgett during an interview on Channel 4 show Steph’s Packed Lunch last month.

Cute: The clip then showed little Sunday showing off her dress before Ferne proceeded to style her hair into cute pigtails with purple bows to match her dress

Cute: The clip then showed little Sunday showing off her dress before Ferne proceeded to style her hair into cute pigtails with purple bows to match her dress

Mother and daughter moment: The youngster then put her shoes on before her emotional mum pulled her in for a big hug

Mother and daughter moment: The youngster then put her shoes on before her emotional mum pulled her in for a big hug

Adorable: Ferne then told Sunday to look at herself in the mirror, telling her daughter: 'You look beautiful!'

Adorable: Ferne then told Sunday to look at herself in the mirror, telling her daughter: ‘You look beautiful!’

Smashed it: 'She's had her hair done, she's eaten all of her breakfast, she's got her uniform on... she looks so grown up and I couldn't be prouder!'

Smashed it: ‘She’s had her hair done, she’s eaten all of her breakfast, she’s got her uniform on… she looks so grown up and I couldn’t be prouder!’

Ferne and Jack began dating in December and moved in together amid the winter lockdown.

She revealed recently Jack had told her that she ‘wasn’t on brand’ enough for him ahead of their split. 

The mother-of-one said: ‘I went through a break-up in the midst of filming and I really didn’t want to talk about it’.

Opening up: Ferne recently revealed her heartache at splitting with boyfriend, marketing manager, Jack Padgett during an interview on Channel 4 show Steph's Packed Lunch

Opening up: Ferne recently revealed her heartache at splitting with boyfriend, marketing manager, Jack Padgett during an interview on Channel 4 show Steph’s Packed Lunch

During her TV appearance, Ferne revealed what it was like to carry on filming despite the break up which right in the middle of filming her reality series First Time Mum back in June. 

‘I just wanted to lay in bed and cry and watch Sex And The City and films, and eat chocolate and ice cream’.

‘But I had to get up and film and work… I thought, do you know what, I’m just going to cover it and be honest.’ 

Sad: During the interview, she discussed her break-up with boyfriend Jack Padgett and revealed she was so heartbroken she would 'lay in bed and cry'

Sad: During the interview, she discussed her break-up with boyfriend Jack Padgett and revealed she was so heartbroken she would ‘lay in bed and cry’

Ferne told host Steph McGovern she’s happy she decided to carry on filming.

She said: ‘I always wear my heart on my sleeve and I’m so glad that I did because watching that episode back of the break-up…

‘I just thought wow, if I was watching this going through a break-up, it would be so reassuring.

‘Many people on socials and out and about say it was really relatable and they were pleased I was that open.’ 

First Time Mum airs Tuesdays at 9pm on ITVBe and ITV Hub. 

Shock: Ferne pictured with Jack pre-split has been struggling to come to terms with her new single status

Shock: Ferne pictured with Jack pre-split has been struggling to come to terms with her new single status 

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