Marina Fogle is slammed for 'normalising' nudity in front of her children by Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham - who insists it puts them in danger from paedophiles

  • Marina Fogle, 38, recently said she was happy being nude in front of her children
  • She wanted to encourage them to be body confident and unashamed 
  • But mother-of-three Jessica Cunningham, 30, said parents should cover up
  • The CBB contestant said that parents should teach children 'boundaries'

Ben Fogle's wife has faced a backlash after admitting she's not 'afraid' of being being naked in front of her two young children.

Marina Fogle, 38, explained during an appearance on Good Morning Britain that she is raising Iona six, and Ludo, eight, in a 'naked house' because she wants them to grow up body confident.

But former Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham, 30, who also joined her on the ITV daytime show was horrified at the thought, and insisted children should be taught that bodies are private.

Expectant mother-of-three Jessica claimed that by not teaching her children 'boundaries' about nudity, she could be putting them at risk from paedophiles.

She argued that by normalising nudity at home, a child may not be able to recognise an abusive situation. 

Marina Fogle, left, was forced to defend her stance on being naked in front of her children as Jessica Cunningham, right, said she should set boundaries

Marina Fogle, left, was forced to defend her stance on being naked in front of her children as Jessica Cunningham, right, said she should set boundaries

The mother-of-two and wife of TV presenter Ben Fogle said that she 'wasn't afraid' of being naked in front of children to encourage them to be body confident

The mother-of-two and wife of TV presenter Ben Fogle said that she 'wasn't afraid' of being naked in front of children to encourage them to be body confident

Jessica, who has three children aged six, five, and three, and is expecting her fourth child with boyfriend Alex Daw said that parents should talk about body and sex should when it's 'age appropriate'.

'The key thing for me is boundaries,' she explained. 'How would you feel if your daughter went round to her friend's house and her father was walking around naked? He could be a paedophile or anything.'

But Marina said: 'No because I've already had that conversation with her. You can't condition your children not to go on play dates and saying "be careful they are not a paedophile" that is so wrong.'

Jessica fumed: 'But surely when they are little, you should be saying what you keep covered up in a swimming pool is private. 

'How would you feel if they did go there and their dad was a paedophile but because you have normalised it at your house they think it's normal to see that?'

Former Apprentice star Jessica said that she would cover up in front of her children and that she has taught them about privacy

Former Apprentice star Jessica said that she would cover up in front of her children and that she has taught them about privacy

Mother-of-three Jessica pictured with her three young daughters - aged six, four and three

Mother-of-three Jessica pictured with her three young daughters - aged six, four and three

The debate became heated when Jessica suggested that Marina had 'normalised' nudity and that they could be in danger of paedophiles

The debate became heated when Jessica suggested that Marina had 'normalised' nudity and that they could be in danger of paedophiles

Marina who said that she is 'not afraid to be naked' in front of her children, insisted she didn't 'flaunt' her body around the house.

'I am not a nudist, I am not naked in the kitchen cooking naked, but I'm not afraid to be in the bathroom naked if they walk in. I don't shriek and reach for the towel and tell them to get out,' she added.

'I feel that it is better for them to be more comfortable and relaxed.'

But mother-of-three Jessica questioned how Marina taught her children about boundaries, explaining that she would tell her three-year-old daughter Poppy that if the bathroom door was closed she should respect her privacy.

'If I'm in my room getting ready and I'm naked and they come in I cover myself up,' Jessica added, but said she was still teaching them about body confidence.  

Marina recently wrote in a Mail on Sunday column about how she has explained to her children Iona six, and Ludo, eight, about sex 

Marina recently wrote in a Mail on Sunday column about how she has explained to her children Iona six, and Ludo, eight, about sex 

Marina believed that it was key to a child's development to be open and talk about sex and teach them not to be ashamed of their bodies

Marina believed that it was key to a child's development to be open and talk about sex and teach them not to be ashamed of their bodies

Marina believed that it was key to a child's development to be open and talk about sex something which she recently wrote about for the Mail on Sunday.

'If they don't see their parents naked, I don't think they're ever going to see a naked body,' she said. 

But Jessica hit back saying: 'You're not really showing your child body image, you're showing yours and Ben's body, and again that is not a true representation of what all women look like or what all men look like. And you have a good body.'

Marina insisted that her body was not perfect and wanted her daughter to see her imperfections more clearly and feel comfortable in her own.   

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV 

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