Myleene Klass has told how she bribed her neighbours with chocolate to keep them sweet so her daughter could take a music exam during lockdown.
The TV personality, 42, explained she handed out treats so her eldest child Ava, 13, could have some peace and quiet for her grade seven cello test earlier this month, which she passed with flying colours.
During an interview on BBC Breakfast on Monday, the mother-of-three said she gave the family’s left over ‘secret Christmas stash’ of chocolate to neighbours in hopes of winning them over.
Keeping them sweet: Myleene Klass has told how she bribed her neighbours with chocolate so her daughter could take a music exam (pictured on Monday)
Ava said: ‘I had to do a music exam, I had to do my grade 8 piano and my grade 7 cello during lockdown. We’re really, really loud.’
Hosts Louise Michin and Dan Walker asked: ‘Mum had a particular way of keeping the neighbours quiet, did she?’
To which Myleene responded: ‘I bribed them with chocolate!’
She added: ‘Nobody was very happy with me, it was our secret Christmas stash that was left over and I offered it to them for just 20 minutes of stopping the hockey that was going on out in the street.’
The family appeared on BBC Breakfast on Monday as part of the Lockdown Life series, where the Dancing On Ice star spoke about her recommencing the Myleene’s Music Klass lessons.
She said: ‘All the mums, myself included, were saying how are we going to do this? It’s going to be really overwhelming. I just thought one thing we could definitely do is the music side of things.’
Musical: The TV personality, 42, explained she handed out treats so her Ava, 13, (pictured) could have some peace and quiet for her grade seven cello test earlier this month
Talented trio: The family appeared on BBC Breakfast on Monday as part of the Lockdown Life series, where she spoke about her recommencing the Myleene’s Music Klass lessons
TV appearance: The musical family played a song using cups on air after Myleene revealed she had bribed the neighbours with chocolate
Myleene joked she’ll ‘let the trigonometry and sports sides go to others’ while she focuses on helping with the musical aspects of learning.
She added: ‘It’s lovely that children who are musical or who have never picked up an instrument in their lives can get access to free music lessons.’
Myleene’s daughters Ava and Hero, nine, joined her during the interview, and were asked by presenters Louise Michin and Dan Walker what it was like being involved in the lessons.
Ava said: ‘Really fun! I’ve had a lot of friends getting in touch saying we saw that video of you doing this. So it’s really nice, my friends are really supportive.
Hero added: ‘Friends have been saying they want to learn the cello now because they’ve saw how fun it is. They want to learn how to do our classes which is really nice.’
Busy bee: Myleene arrived at the Global Radio studio on Monday morning, hours after making her Dancing On Ice debut
Working mother: The broadcaster’s appearance came after she bravely recalled suffering four miscarriages before falling pregnant with her son Apollo, now 17 months
It comes as the musician re-started her free music lessons, which she started during the first lockdown last year.
Myleene is one of several celebrities, including Joe Wicks, helping keep the nation entertained why schools are closed.
It’s a busy time for the devoted mother-of-three, who made her Dancing On Ice debut on Sunday night’s launch show.
The broadcaster gave viewers as sneak preview of her skating skills in a group rendition of Dolly Parton’s classic hit, 9 To 5, ahead of competing alongside professional partner Lukasz Rozycki during next weekend’s show.
Myleene’s appearance came after she bravely recalled suffering four miscarriages before falling pregnant with her son Apollo, now 17 months, with businessman fiancé Simon Motson, 45,
Speaking in a heartfelt interview with the Mail On Sunday’s YOU magazine, she said: ‘Losing my first baby was howling at the moon territory, because the pain is just so guttural.’
Family values: Myleene with (L-R) fiancé Simon Motson, daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, and son Apollo, 17 months
Myleene told how she suffered a miscarriage while presenting a live radio programme when she went to the toilet during a break and realised she had lost her child.
She bravely said: ‘I was on air. I went to the loo while the music was playing and there was blood everywhere. I didn’t know what to do. I had one hour left of my show.’
The musician was previously married to celebrity bodyguard Graham Quinn, the father of Ava and Hero, who left her heartbroken when he walked out of the family home on her 34th birthday in April 2012.
Myleene and PR executive fiancé Simon have been together for five and a half years after being set up on a blind date by mutual friends.
The couple announced their engagement in September 2020.
Having fun: The broadcaster gave viewers as sneak preview of her skating skills in a group rendition of Dolly Parton’s classic hit, 9 To 5, on Sunday’s Dancing On Ice