Joe Swash admits he and wife Stacey Solomon are ‘constantly exhausted’ raising five children

Joe Swash has admitted that he and wife Stacey Solomon are constantly 'exhausted' raising their five children together.

The former EastEnders actor, 41, and the Loose Women star, 33, who tied the knot at their stunning Pickle Cottage in Essex last July, have gotten so used to being tired that it has been the norm for them.

The couple, who first met in 2010 when Stacey won I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Joe was presenting the spin-off show, have opened up about the reality of raising a blended family together.

They share three children together – four-year-old Rex, one-year-old Rose, and Belle, seven months. Plus Joe is dad to Harry, 16, from a previous relationship, and Stacey has two sons – Zachary, 15, and Leighton, 11.

Joe explained to PA News agency: "It is exhausting, but I think your body just adapts to your situation. So after you've had three kids, four, five or six makes no difference.

"Me and Stacey have been tired for so long now that it's become the norm."

The doting dad also thanked the older children for their help with their super busy family life and praised them as being a "godsend" for "mucking in".

Joe also explained that he and Stacey always make sure one of them is at home for the kids – which can be tricky – but works for them.

He added: "It's difficult, but we've both got to work. It is what it is, but we wouldn't change it. There's so much love in this house for all these kids. We think we're really lucky."

It comes as super mum Stacey described looking after five kids and two dog as "relentless."

During a chat with OK!, Stacey, who recently launched an autumnal-inspired range with Asda, gave an insight into her busy mum-life and mountain of washing.

She said: "Having five kids and two dogs, I get through so much. Sometimes it makes me want to cry.

"Hanging washing on the line would be OK if it was just mine and Joe’s, but when you’ve got a big family, it’s relentless and the minute you empty that washing basket, it’s full up again."

But the TV star insisted that she hasn't always been the 'Organisational Queen' she is dubbed now thanks to her nifty home hacks and tidying techniques.

Stacey admitted she was an "unorganised mess" when she unexpectedly became a mum at the age of 17.

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