TV presenter Davina McCall tells her kids that they won’t inherit of her money
Remember the days of pocket money and Saturday jobs? Saving up just to buy that questionable top from Topshop before inevitably cycling to the sweet shop to blow all your hard-earned £2.50 (Freddos WERE only 10p back then though).
And it seems like Davina McCall wants to make sure that her kids experience the same lessons of earning money as us mere mortals did, despite her being one of the best-loved and most successful TV host in the country.
Speaking to The Sun, the 47-year-old said that after reading an interview recently, it inspired her to tell her three children, Holly, 14, Tilly, 12, and eight-year-old Chester, that they won’t be getting a penny of her and hubby, Matthew Robertson’s hard-earned cash.
‘I read an article recently that said girls of working mothers go off and have a great work ethic themselves.’
‘I look at my daughters now and have painstakingly told them they won’t be inheriting any money. Me and Matthew plan on spending every penny.’
Good on ya Davina – you earned it through all those years enduring those brilliant and bizarre Big Brother contestants!
That doesn’t mean the former Big Brother presenter won’t be spending her estimated £3 million net worth on her kids though, saying: ‘We will take them on great holidays, and treat their future families to great holidays, but they have to stand on their own two feet.’
Davina and Matthew aren’t the only showbiz parents who are making sure their kids understand the value of money despite living a comfortable life.
Fellow telly stars Tess Daly told You Magazine that her and husband Vernon Kay have set up a pocket money system with their eldest child.
‘I’d hate to have a spoilt brat – I’d think that I hadn’t done my job properly. I want them to be appreciative.’
Even parents to the world’s most famous and adorable family, Victoria and David Beckham, encouraged their oldest son, Brooklyn, to get a part-time job in a West London coffee shop when he was 15.
Victoria said that her kids are spoiled, but only in the best way: ‘None of the kids have ever been spoiled other than the way that we love them.’
Aw! On the other hand, if we had a Beckham come and serve us our cappuccino, we’d definitely feel spoilt!
See how much teenager Brooklyn Beckham has changed already!