Stacey Solomon’s pals thought she was a swinger because of the pampas grass in her garden.

The Loose Women star, 33, said they got the wrong idea after she did up her new house, which she calls Pickle Cottage.

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Stacey said of the plant: "When I first started getting it, everyone said, ‘That’s what swinger’s use to let you know their house is open and ready for you!"

"I bloomin’ love ’em."

Pampas grass saw a surge in popularity two years ago when florists started using the leaves in arrangements.

It’s thought a new generation had no idea of rumours it was linked to seedy sex parties in the 1970s.

At one point, fronds were changing hands for £11 a time, with some brides even wearing them in wedding day head-dresses.

Mum-of-four Stacey snapped up her dream pad in Essex with husband Joe Swash.

The move inspired her new book Tap To Tidy At Pickle Cottage, offering tips on homemaking.

Stacey's latest book release comes after the star already made her first book, Tap To Tidy, which was a smash hit success following her ever-growing popularity on Instagram.

Stacey, who has a loyal following of 5.4million on Instagram, shared clips of her book signing for the latest edition on October 8 as she gushed over her life.

The star shared a series of snippets as she met fans and wrote alongside it: "Sorry for the cheesiest smile of all time. But honestly 14 years ago when I started this crazy journey, just Zachary and I, never imagined I'd still get the chances today that I do.

"And the truth is, it's ALL down to you all. And you giving me the confidence to be who I am… I love you all so much.

"I know some of you travelled for hours and queued for hours today. I'm so grateful and I know lots of you couldn't make it to Kent so I promise to do more of these wherever I can because I loved every second of meeting you. Thank you for everything."

Stacey may have first found fame on The X Factor, but it's been her time on Loose Women and as an Instagram influencer that has truly won over the hearts of her many fans.

Stacey regularly showcases life at her family home with her husband Joe Swash and their little ones.

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