Rebekah Vardy’s family slam Footballer’s Wife description

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Rebekah Vardy’s friends and family have hit out at ITV bosses for claiming her occupation is a ‘Footballer’s Wife’ – insisting the description is ‘ridiculous’. 

The 35-year-old’s loved ones are manning her social media accounts after she entered the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here jungle on Friday, yet they were left outraged by a profile shot incorrectly listing her job.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, a rep for the star, who is married to football ace Jamie Vardy, hit back at the profile as they insisted her job is in fact ‘Full Time Mother’ and while she is proud, she is determined not to be defined by her marriage.

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Posing it up: Rebekah Vardy's friends and family have hit out at ITV bosses for claiming her occupation is a Footballer's Wife - insisting the description is 'ridiculous'

Posing it up: Rebekah Vardy’s friends and family have hit out at ITV bosses for claiming her occupation is a Footballer’s Wife – insisting the description is ‘ridiculous’

Sharing a promotional image for the series, which kicks off on Sunday evening, the image detailed her name, age, occupation and phobias – which were listed as spiders and confined spaces – although her loved ones took issue with the snap.

Penning a caption alongside the image, her next of kin wrote: ‘Becky’s ‘Occupation’ is a Full time Mum A woman isn’t defined by her husband’s job #eyeroll’.

When contacted by MailOnline a representative for the star said: ‘She isn’t hitting out at Becky being branded Jamie’s Wife. She is hitting out at Becky’s ‘Occupation’ being listed as ‘Footballer’s Wife’ which clearly isn’t an occupation.

‘Everyone’s well aware that Becky is best known for being married to Jamie, something that Becky is proud of but to call it her ‘Occupation’ is just ridiculous.’

Hold me close: The 35-year-old's friends and family are manning her social media accounts after she entered the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here jungle on Friday, yet her nearest and dearest were left outraged by a profile shot incorrectly listing her job

Hold me close: The 35-year-old’s friends and family are manning her social media accounts after she entered the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here jungle on Friday, yet her nearest and dearest were left outraged by a profile shot incorrectly listing her job

I'm a mum! Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, a rep for the star, who is married to football ace Jamie Vardy, hit back at the profile as they insisted her job is in fact 'Full Time Mother' and while she is proud, she is determined not to be defined by her marriage

I’m a mum! Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, a rep for the star, who is married to football ace Jamie Vardy, hit back at the profile as they insisted her job is in fact ‘Full Time Mother’ and while she is proud, she is determined not to be defined by her marriage

Happy days: Rebekah shares four children with beloved husband Jamie while she is also mother to two children from previous relationships

Happy days: Rebekah shares four children with beloved husband Jamie while she is also mother to two children from previous relationships

Moving on: Rebekah met Jamie when she was hired to plan his 2014 birthday party and after two years as a couple, during which they welcomed daughter Sofia, two, before tying the knot at Cheshire's Peckforton Castle in May last year

Moving on: Rebekah met Jamie when she was hired to plan his 2014 birthday party and after two years as a couple, during which they welcomed daughter Sofia, two, before tying the knot at Cheshire’s Peckforton Castle in May last year

Rebekah met Jamie when she was hired to plan his 2014 birthday party and after two years as a couple, during which they welcomed daughter Sofia, two, they tied the knot at Cheshire’s Peckforton Castle in May last year.

She is also mother to 11-month-old son Finley with Jamie atop her two children, Megan, 11, and Taylor, six, from previous relationships.

Fans of the star soon swarmed the comment section, writing: ‘And yet they forget to mention that you’re a mother to 4 children, the most rewarding job!… Occupation should say- taking on trolls on a daily basis as well as full time mum and charity ambassador x’. 

Fellow footballer’s wife Nicola McLean, who is married to former Cyprus player Tom Williams, threw her support behind Rebekah writing: ‘And charity worker?? This is shocking’, which was met with the response: ‘Thanks…

Ladylike: Fellow footballer's wife Nicola McLean, who is married to former Cyprus player Tom Williams, threw her support behind Rebekah writing: 'And charity worker?? This is shocking', which was met with the response: 'Thanks'

Ladylike: Fellow footballer’s wife Nicola McLean, who is married to former Cyprus player Tom Williams, threw her support behind Rebekah writing: ‘And charity worker?? This is shocking’, which was met with the response: ‘Thanks’

Out of it:'I’m sure a lot of the campmates do charity work so maybe they could all say that? However, she would be really upset if she saw this x'

Out of it:’I’m sure a lot of the campmates do charity work so maybe they could all say that? However, she would be really upset if she saw this x’

Hitting back: Also taking to the Instagram stories function on the photosharing site, Rebekah's friends added the image again although doctored the shot to place a bold red cross over the writing listing her occupation and writing over the top: 'Occupation: Mum'

Hitting back: Also taking to the Instagram stories function on the photosharing site, Rebekah’s friends added the image again although doctored the shot to place a bold red cross over the writing listing her occupation and writing over the top: ‘Occupation: Mum’

‘I’m sure a lot of the campmates do charity work so maybe they could all say that? However, she would be really upset if she saw this x’

Critics of the post however, wrote: ‘I totally agree but a full time mum isn’t an occupation either @beckyvardy I work full time but doesn’t mean I’m not a mum all of the time too!… To be fair being a full time mum hasn’t got her on I’m a celeb has it… 

‘It’s just a thing people say, “footballers wife” “wag” I’m sure they respect you as a mother but they’re joking people need to chill out and stop getting offended so easily! That’s not me being nasty it’s just true, why waste your time on being upset about things. Rise above that and hold your head up! 

‘Being a mother to your children is one of the most honourable jobs in the world btw I totally agree on that… Flip side of it is I’d never call being a Mum my occupation. I don’t find it a job. It’s a pleasure. Not saying that people who call their occupation being a mum don’t find it a pleasure by the way!’

Also taking to the Instagram stories function on the photosharing site, Rebekah’s friends added the image again although doctored the shot to place a bold red cross over the writing listing her occupation and writing over the top: ‘Occupation: Mum’. 

The gang: With Rebekah's addition, the show's seventeenth series looks set to be one of the best yet, with boxer Amir Khan and Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo all jetting off to Brisbane ahead of the hit show's launch

The gang: With Rebekah’s addition, the show’s seventeenth series looks set to be one of the best yet, with boxer Amir Khan and Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo all jetting off to Brisbane ahead of the hit show’s launch

Lashing out: Rebekah has been a long-time campaigner against trolls atop the term WAG as she had a hard-hitting interview last December in which she lashed out at Piers Morgan for using what she described as a derogatory term

Lashing out: Rebekah has been a long-time campaigner against trolls atop the term WAG as she had a hard-hitting interview last December in which she lashed out at Piers Morgan for using what she described as a derogatory term

Rebekah has been a long-time campaigner against trolls atop the term WAG as she made clear in a hard-hitting interview last December, in which she lashed out at Piers Morgan for using what she described as something of a slur.

She said: ‘It’s a bit derogatory. I’m not just a wife and girlfriend I’m a mum. Oh come on Piers that term is so dated. You can think of something better than that surely?’

Ahead of jetting off to Australia, Rebekah admitted that she wasn’t fazed by much, as she told The Mirror: ‘I’m excited, it’s gonna be great. Am I scared of anything? Not at all.’

With Rebekah’s addition, the show’s seventeenth series looks set to be one of the best yet, with boxer Amir Khan and Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo all jetting off to Brisbane ahead of the hit show’s launch. 

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