Jo Frost’s days as Britain and America’s nanny extraordinaire are coming to a close. The British television star is pulling the plug on her much-loved Supernanny series, as she has hopes of starting her own family.
Speaking to the New York Post, the 39-year-old childcare expert says that she no longer has the desire to live out of a suitcase, which she’s done since 2004. In that time, she’s provided 115 dysfunctional households the appropriate tools to create their own sense of stability.
“I have decided to hang up my cape,” she said. “It was a very conscious decision, through much reflection. But I need to create more balance in my life. Proper balance will allow me to date and have a relationship and look at my own future of having a family.”
Frost, who is also a best-selling author, is looking forward to her new lease on life. But she isn’t saying goodbye for good. She’s currently in talks to develop other television projects and there’s some speculation that her current UK series, Extreme Parental Guidance, could arrive Stateside.
“I will certainly not be giving up what my public service is to America and the world,” she added. “I don’t think you will be seeing less of me. I just think it will be a different way that you see me.”
Oh dear, what’s to come of America’s unruly children now? We need our next Supernanny! Heeeeellllllllpp!
Here’s a look at Frost’s popular “naughty spot” technique:
Here, Frost implements another one of her famous “time-out” methods: