Towie's Amy Childs signs up for elocution lessons to improve accent and says she wants to 'sound like Vanessa Feltz'

AMY Childs wants to learn to speak better and has her eyes set on an unlikely speech hero that she would love to replicate.

The Towie star, 30, is set to have elocution lessons on Sunday's show and reveals she wanted sound like This Morning's Vanessa Feltz.

Sitting in her back garden with an elocution specialist and co-stars Saffron Lempriere and Bobby Norris, Amy declares she wants to "learn how to pronounce words better".

"I don't pronounce the right words, do you know what I mean," Amy tells the expert.

The elocution expert then give Amy the advice, "it helps to have a person in your head that you want to sound like so I'd like to know who you would like to sound like".

Amy then reveals her surprising choice: "It's really random but I would really like to sound like Vanessa Feltz, she's really over the top and I'm quite an over the top person but I love how she speaks so I would probably say Vanessa Feltz."

Vanessa is a BBC Radio host and former Celebrity Big Brother star, with regular advice segment on This Morning.

She was born in London and studied at the prestigious Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls and Trinity College, Cambridge, which could explain her enviable accent.

Amy's elocution lessons come after she broke down in tears on a recent episode as she thanked her dad for being a father figure to her daughter.

She confessed that at times it’s been “hard” as Polly’s dad isn’t in the picture.

The mum-of-two praised her parents for being there every step of the way and thanked her dad for being an “amazing role model” to her kids.

Amy opened up in an emotional chat with her parents Julie and Billy, she said: “I know I do moan at you, I moan at you at lot, you know, waking her up. But she loves you more than anything, you’ve stepped up.”

The star also admitted that her Polly hasn’t seen her dad since she was six weeks old.

She added: “Her biological dad has never been around, he walked even when she was six weeks old and we never seen him again.”

Amy shares Polly with builder ex Bradley Wright and and son Ritchie Jr, two, with businessman ex Ritchie. 

Bradley has a criminal record and has served two stints in jail and time in a Young Offender Institution.

He and Amy first struck up a romance back in 2013 but split in 2015.

They rekindled their romance in March 2016, but they split up again with Amy revealing that she ended things after she felt like she was Bradley's “mum” and he failed to meet her expectations as a father.

Amy revealed that she suffered from a breakdown when he went to prison.

The star returned to Towie for its ten-year anniversary series.

The TV icon recently defended her decision to put her daughter on screen but not her son.

She revealed that she was flooded with messages from fans demanding to know why Richie does not appear on her social media or in TV shows.

She told The Sun: "Putting her on the show was obviously something I needed to think about very carefully, especially as I don't put Ritchie on social media.

"I want to clear this up too because I get a lot of messages on social media every single day saying 'why do you always put up pictures of your daughter and not your son or why is Polly on the show and not Ritchie'. 'Do you love your daughter more? etc'. 

"I must get about 20 messages a day about Ritchie, but basically me and Ritchie's dad agreed together not to put Ritchie on social media or TOWIE.”

She added: "We won't put him on social media or TV until he is old enough to make that decision himself.

"He is a beautiful little boy, he is like a mini-me and of course I love him every bit as much as Polly. Polly has a different dad and I made a different decision with Polly and it is that simple. 

"All the constant messages questioning my love for Ritchie does get me down though because I love my children exactly the same.

"Having one in the public eye and one not doesn't reflect how much I love them. It is just different decisions based on different dads.”

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