Paul Knightley begs Sam Faiers ‘not to take son away from me’ as he bans nursery

Sam Faiers and Paul Knightley are at loggerheads over their son’s future, with Big Paul refusing to allow Little Paul to attend nursery because he wants him with him ‘all the time’.

While Sam, 27, believes their three-year-old boy needs to interact with children outside of the family, Paul insists the tot has ‘everything he needs’ at home.

"I think that Paul is definitely ready for like, a playgroup because really he only plays with Nelly and Arthur and us," Sam tentatively suggested on last night’s The Mummy Diaries.

"I really do think he would love it, three is a perfect age because it gives him a whole year before he goes to school just to get used to a routine and playing with other children," she told the camera.


But Paul immediately blocked the suggestion, insisting youngsters shouldn’t be ‘forced’ to do anything they don’t want to.

"The play school thing I’m not too keen on. You know what it’s like with school when you go to school you are forced into a room with a load of people you don’t know and some people get on with school better than other people," he explained.

"You are just forced into it. You’ve just got to go, it’s not like you want to go."

But Sam urged him to try, pointing out that many people enrol their children at nursery much earlier.

"I just feel like he’s really going to benefit from it in terms of all different activities that they do, playing with your peers and if he doesn’t like it then he doesn’t like it. I think we should try," she said.

But Paul wouldn’t budge, insisting, "I feel like he gets such an education from being around me as well, especially now that he can communicate so much.

"I’ve spent so much time with him and get to do so many things with him that I feel like it would be like losing my left arm if you took him away from me."

Sam insisted it would be ‘really nice’ for their first born to have some kind of routine, but Paul insisted pre-school ‘just doesn’t sit right’.

"I think anyone will agree with me, children just want to be indoors in their own environment, playing with their own stuff. He’s got such a nice life really that why is he going to want to go anywhere else?" he argued.

And when Sam asked him to at least view a few places with her, he hit back, "I will view them, but I’m already against it because it’s like I’m being forced into something I don’t want to do."

Hinting she would be the one to back down, Sam conceded, "We can’t afford to be falling out over it, we need to stay together, be strong and just be happy, whatever the outcome is."

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