'I can't express how upset I am': Fuming Jacqueline Jossa slams the Loose Women panel for 'shocking and unfair' questions in awkward TV interview
Jacqueline Jossa has expressed her 'shock' and 'upset' at being faced with questions about her relationship with Dan Osborne and his alleged violent threats to an ex-girlfriend, live on television.
The 23-year-old soap actress took to Twitter after the lunchtime interview with Loose Women on Tuesday, saying 'I can't 'express how upset I am.'
New mum Jacqueline, who brought along one-year-old daughter Ella, claims she was told she would be asked about motherhood and her return to EastEnders, but was instead ambushed about an incident in which Dan is accused of threatened to stab his ex Megan Tomlin.
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Heartbreak: Jacqueline Jossa was contronted with some tricky questions on Tuesday's Loose Women, later taking to Twitter to slam the show for putting her in an awkward place to answer them
'Can't express how upset I am,' she said on Twitter after the show aired. 'I was told the interview on loose women today was to be about being a young mum and going back to work'
Avoiding pointing the finger at the panel - Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Sherrie Hewson and Janet Street Porter - she continued: 'Don't know who's fault it was, but I made it clear I didn't want to dwell on the past, and answer certain questions.'
'Going on live tv is hard enough for me,' she added. 'But be told they would just touch on certain things, and them do the complete opposite is unfair. Wouldn't have done it otherwise, bored of talking about it all now! Was just unfair!'
A final post read: 'I'm angry they let told me it would be about my daughter Ella and asked for her to be filmed and turned it into this. Shocking. Unfair'
Unfair: The soap actress complained of being ambushed by the questions she was faced with on live television
Responsibilities: Jacqueline and fiance Dan shared one-year-old daughter Ella (pictured) and got engaged last July, and had hoped to go on the show to talk about more positive things
Case of the ex: Jacqueline faced unwanted questions about Dan and his ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin (pictured here), with whom he shares two-year-old son Teddy
Viewers also took to the social media site with support for the young brunette, saying that it was awkward and 'sad' to watch and overwhelming praise for how she handled it.
After suffering in silence, it seemed like Jacqueline was ready to talk about Dan's tape-recorded threats to ex Megan, when she admitted to the panelists that it 'did hurt' her.
The mum-of-one then said in the same breath that she would in fact allow Megan to be at her forthcoming wedding to Dan, despite their differences, when the awkward question came up on the live broadcast.
Dan, 24, and Jacqueline are engaged to be married after welcoming daughter Ella last year, though Megan is still a feature in their lives because she shares two-year-old son Teddy with Jacqueline's fiance.
Showing support: Jacqueline was also overwhelmed with support for Twitter users who sided with her to say that it had been unfair
Breaking her silence: Jacqueline faced tough questions from (from left) Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Sherrie Hewson and Janet Street Porter
Staying strong: She was forced to talk about the difficulty to stand by her man during the accusations
Back in February 2015, an expletive-laden audio-taped recording - heard by MailOnline and allegedly secretly taken by Megan in November 2014 at her home in front of their young son - was released by one newspaper.
Dan can be heard referring to Megan as his 'property' before threatening to 'knife' her if she met another man.
Urged to open up about the incident, Jacqueline said on Tuesday: 'It did hurt. But when that was recorded [Ella] wasn’t born and he had just told her I was pregnant. It’s different.
'The recording came out when she was born, about nine, 10 months after the recording happened, so people thought it was now and it was something me and Daniel were dealing with privately.'
Happy families: Jacqueline talked about her daughter Ella (right, pictured behind her) and Megan's son Teddy (left), who she says are 'best friends'
Planning: Jacqueline said she's been 'rubbish' at the planning for their wedding so far
Push back: The happy couple have pushed their nuptials back to 2017 because her dress isn't ready
At the time, Jacqueline said she was 'disgusted' with her fiance and told OK! magazine she didn't think she would 'ever forgive him for what he said' but she kept largely quiet on the matter.
On Dan's reputation, Jacqueline continued on Tuesday: 'For me it was easier because I could be like, it’s his fault, but at the same time I’m with him. I stuck by him.
'[It’s not a problem] anymore, it was a year ago, a long time ago. But at the time yeah, I was defending him.'
In her live chat, Jacqueline didn't attribute blame for the recordings being released and even went as far as to say that if Dan's son Teddy wanted Megan at the wedding, she could come.
She's back! The actress will return to her soap role of Lauren Branning in BBC One soap EastEnders later this year
Maternity leave: The brunette (here in scenes that aired in September) left the show on maternity leave in February 2015
She said: 'If [Dan] said to me Teddy wants his mum there, I would be like, fair. At the end of the day we’re getting married, yeah, if you wanna come and watch I’d be fine with it.'
Now able to play happy families, Jacqueline - will of course be Teddy's stepmother when she marries Dan - says her daughter Ella and Megan's son are 'best friends'.
Dan and Megan split in April 2013, shortly after the arrival of Teddy, and the reality TV star then started dating EastEnders actress Jacqueline before announcing they were pregnant in August 2014.
Dan and Jacqueline first started dating in September 2013 when they were pictured together at the TV Choice Awards and later got engaged in June 2015 after two years of on/off dating.
Pressed about the extra attention surrounding their relationship, she said: 'At first it was really, really hard, I’m not used to my mum and dad knowing my boyfriend and me have had an argument, it’s not normal.
Back in the spotlight: Jacqueline recently shot down fresh claims that she and Dan had split again
'You keep those things private but in this industry you can’t. It was hard at first, people walking down the street thinking things about us.'
For now, the couple are strong and Jacqueline even hinted at having more babies when she said: 'You know what, as soon as she was born I was like: "This mum thing is so easy I could have four".
'Now I’m like: "Ummm maybe I’ll slow down a bit, get back to work, get on my feet. I will have more but I’m young."'
On a happier note, questionning turned to Jacqueline's preparation for the wedding to Dan and she candidly admitted that she was 'so unprepared'
She confessed: 'I’m rubbish. We did have a date but now we’re changing it, I’m too unprepared. My dress isn’t’ ready. I have to be fully ready to go. It’s next year.'
On the work front, Jacqueline will return as Lauren Branning in BBC One soap EastEnders later this year after leaving for maternity leave in February 2015.
Good mum: The star says she wants more children while she's young, in the candid chat
Skills: She previously thought she's want four children when she spoke about welcoming her first child