JOE Swash celebrates his 40th birthday today and his fiancée Stacey Solomon has gone all out for the festival.
The Loose Women host – who has two children with fiance Joe – even blocked her other half on Instagram so as not to spoil the surprise.
Stacey, 32, made sure the birthday boy was blocked from viewing her Instagram in the run-up to the big day, as she spent weeks preparing a huge home makeover for him.
The family’s huge country house – dubbed the cottage – has been under constant renovation since they moved in in March 2021.
From the kids’ bedrooms to the living areas, Stacey and Joe did most of the work on their own, and the busy mom loves sharing updates.
While normally, Joe would be fully aware of what was going on… This time, Stacey had full control over a room, which had been completed with only Joe in mind.
Dancing on Ice champion Joe lives in the home in Essex with his and Stacey’s children – two-year-old Rose and Rex – and both of Stacey’s sons from previous relationships, Zach and Leighton.
Joe also has a son named Harry, who splits his time between Pickle Cottage and his mother’s house.
Stacey’s huge surprise for her fiancé is called the ‘Cluedo Room’, which is purely a giant wood-paneled room that looks like something out of the infamous boardgame.
A makeover, to be sure, but Stacey has transformed the old-fashioned space, turning it into a modern game room and cave for boy Joe’s birthday.
The wood panels have been painted blue, and the star has been accentuated by installing a darts area, a large pool table and plenty of gadgets to keep Joe entertained.
Stacey claimed during the makeover – which she documented thoroughly on Instagram – that Joe was blocked from her social media and that he had purposely avoided reading any stories. about him.
Today was supposed to be the day he finally got to see his finished room, but things haven’t gone as planned.
Telling his story, Stacey explained that due to conflicting family schedules, some boys were unable to go to Pickle Cottage after school.
This means the surprise reveal has to be pushed to the weekend, so everyone can participate.
On her Instagram, Stacey wrote: “Soo has so many lovely messages for Joes birthday and so many of you asking to see his reaction to the Cluedo Room but we’ll have to wait until the weekend.”
The star explained: “Not all of our pickles could be back here after school and none of us wanted to show him without one of the boys, they were all very excited. so we’ll wait until we get them all by the end of the week.
“Mixed family, but it’s worth it for the extra love”.
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8239480/stacey-solomon-joe-swash-birthday-blocked-instagram-cluedo-room/ Stacey Solomon blocks Joe Swash on Instagram as he celebrates his big birthday