Strictly star Karen Hardy has voiced her annoyance that despite being eight months pregnant and resembling a giant watermelon (her words, not ours!), no one gave up their seat for her when she commuted into London.
Karen, 44, was travelling into Victoria to take part in radio interviews about this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing show, when she tweeted:
8 weeks of pregnancy left, looking & feeling like a giant water melon on a commuting train to Victoria. Had to stand all the way! Thoughts?
Worried that people would accuse her of being a dancing diva, the It Takes Two regular added:
Promise I'm not a diva but having commuted for years myself having earphones in must mean you can't see anymore!! Pregnancy commuting hell!
funniest pregnancy commuting moment this morning was when I walked along the packed station and could feel everyone willing me to move on! 😄
Karen's followers tried to get the hashtag: #givekarenaseat trending, but stiff competition from #ChristmasJumperDay kept it off the trending lists and Karen faced an even worse time on the tube.
Well taking the tube pregnant was even worse!!! Omg people people we all have hard lives but we only live once so try to enjoy it more.!
Once Karen had made it to the BBC studios, - all in one piece, but in need of a good sit down - she thanked her followers for their support:
Wow thanks for all your feedback about my pregnancy commute to London. Maybe people are just afraid to show compassion. Here's to going home
This is Karen's second pregnancy. She and her husband, Conrad Murray, already have a nine-year-old son called Callum.
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