Billie Faiers and husband Greg admit they’re struggling to cope in ‘difficult’ lockdown with their kids – The Sun

BILLIE Faiers and husband Greg Shepherd have opened up about the difficulties of lockdown with their two children.

Billie, 30, and Greg, 33, admit they’ve found the period “testing” and that Nelly, five, and Arthur, two, just want to go outside.

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Speaking about their youngest child, Arthur, Billie told OK! magazine: “He doesn’t question things or worry, but then he doesn’t really comprehend that he can’t just go outside.”

Greg added: “He’s always asking us if he can go see his friends or asking if we can go to the park.”

The couple – who married in the Maldives back in March 2019 – have had “highs and lows” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

For Billie, home-schooling Nelly has been particularly “rewarding”.

She said: “It’s actually really nice teaching your child and really seeing what they’re like while they’re learning. Obviously we do homework together, but this is totally different.

"It’s really rewarding, and I’m so proud of Nelly.

The couple recently purchased a four-bedroom, £1.4 million mansion which they play to turn into a luxury home.

Former Towie star Billie showed off the property on her show The Mummy Diaries and has admitted that it will be up to 18 months before the family can move in.

With 1970s-style tiling in the kitchen, an avocado-coloured bathtub and some retro decor, there is certain to be much about the pad they will want to overhaul – with the pair describing parts of the house as "old and dated".

However, there is plenty of potential, with the property sitting on one acre of land and boasting a huge back garden.

They are determined to give the place a Grand Designs-style makeover and turn it into the sort of smart home beloved of former Towie stars such as Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright.

They have even set up a special Instagram account to document their journey and shared footage of the kitchen – before posting pictures of what they hope it will look like when they're finished.

The @homewiththesheps account posted: "I thought I would start off by showing you the kitchen … The Hub of the home to us as a family.

"As you can see the kitchen in its current state is very old and dated … We are going to be completely changing this layout as we are extending across the back of the house to create a much bigger space which will become a kitchen / dining area / sofa area (all open plan) with a Play room separately at one end and utility room at the other end."

She then posted a picture of the Jonathan Williams bespoke kitchen that she hoped it would one day resemble.

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