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Inside Catherine Tyldesley's exotic holiday with husband Tom Pitfield and son Alfie

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Catherine Tyldesley and her husband Tom Pitfield have returned to a very special destination – the resort in Dubai where they spent their honeymoon last year. This time, Catherine and Tom brought their adorable son Alfie, who is celebrating his second birthday in just a few days. "It is lovely to come back here with Alfie," said Catherine, whose interview is featured exclusively in this week's issue of HELLO! magazine, out now. "When he was born, Tom and I said, 'This doesn't change a thing; we still want to see the world.' And we want Alfie to see the world with us."

"I am very sentimental and we take videos and write everything down so we will always remember the special moments of his life," the Coronation Street star added, speaking from Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa.


Catherine, 33, admitted it has taken time to get back to her best since becoming a mum. "I know a lot of mums when they first have their baby do lost their confidence. I know I did," she said. "I'm only now starting to feel like myself, to be honest. After I had Alfie I felt like my body had been taken over."

The two men in her life share her love of the outdoors so this trip has been perfect. "Alfie would much rather be on the beach kicking a ball around than be inside," said Catherine. "It is something we have encouraged from day one. It is a joy to see."

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