Chloe Madeley reveals she was accused of nepotism as the daughter of TV icons Richard and Judy

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Chloe Madeley has admitted to “hurting” when she was accused of nepotism because she is the daughter of television legends Richard and Judy.

The media personality, 33, shared how people thought she had progressed in her career through her family connections, which she believes she did.

Speaking to Radio Times, she said: “I was accused of nepotism because I was the daughter of Richard and Judy. It was true, so it hurt. Now that I’ve built my own thing, I feel a lot stronger.

Hurtful: Chloe Madeley admitted to ‘hurting’ when accused of nepotism because she’s the daughter of TV legends Richard and Judy (pictured in January 2020)

Chloe made her television debut as a traveling reporter on shows her parents hosted and later appeared as a contestant for Dancing on Ice in 2011.

She later became a contestant for The Jump and also appeared regularly on the small screen for her work in the fitness industry.

Chloe is married to rugby star James Haskell and the couple created a new podcast called Couples Quarantine focusing on the challenges facing couples who now live and work at home.

The couple were initially concerned that the coronavirus lockdown would affect their work, but have since found they are busier than ever, with Chloe dragging private clients online.

Honest: The media personality shared how people thought she had progressed in her career thanks to her family connections, which she thinks she did (pictured in 2013)

Honest: The media personality shared how people thought she had progressed in her career through her family connections, which she believes she did (pictured in 2013)

Chloe has found that her generally outspoken husband is sometimes reserved when discussing what goes on in their life on the show.

She said, “When I’m honest I’m really honest. Due to his time in rugby, James knows how to be honest while also holding onto something and giving the audience what they want to hear.

With many lockout restrictions relaxed, Chloe isn’t worried their podcast will lose its relevance, as many will continue to work from home.

She said: “This is going to last a while. But the lives of many couples will remain as it is. There is no longer a domain of work and a domestic domain. ‘

She said: “I was accused of nepotism because I was Richard and Judy's daughter.  It was true, so it hurt.  Now I built my own thing, I feel a lot stronger '

She said: “I was accused of nepotism because I was Richard and Judy’s daughter. It was true, so it hurt. Now I built my own thing, I feel a lot stronger ‘

The couple aren’t worried about criticism they might receive for putting themselves in James’s shoes saying it’s “water from a duck’s back.”

Chloe, who married James in 2018, had previously taken to Instagram to reveal how they were doing during the lockdown admitting that all relationships take ‘hard work’ to make it work.

She said: “In the spirit of a very rare honesty in social media relationships…

Venture: Chloe and her husband James Haskell and the couple created a podcast called Couples Quarantine focusing on the challenges facing couples who now work at home

Venture: Chloe and her husband James Haskell and the couple created a podcast called Couples Quarantine focusing on the challenges facing couples who now work at home

“NO relationship or marriage is perfect, that’s an AF cliché, but it really takes hard work to get things done and keep things on track.

“To all the couples who work in quarantine as a team and as a strong family, I salute you! This calm, patient and push-pull balance is something to be very proud of.

She kindly added, “I love you James, thanks for making me laugh everyday. “

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