MANY women will understand Jools Oliver’s assertion that her job as a stay-at-home mum is “ten times more difficult” than her TV chef husband Jamie’s job.

She is mum to five children while Jamie runs a £240 million cooking empire. She described her role as “brain numbing” and “hell on earth” and said no-one respects her in the household.

While she may just have been having a bad day, you do sympathise. Jamie will have legions of workers buzzing around him in his glamorous world while poor Jools has the pivotal role at home with all the daily chores.