Surviving Easter

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What are you doing with the kids over the holiday? Some celebs tell us how they're coping.

Linford Christie, 39:

"I will be with the members of `Team Linford' and my family on Easter Monday. A bank holiday for an athlete is the same as any other day, which involves training!"

Jonathan Coleman, 42, Jono, DJ for Heart 106.2 FM:

"Every Easter, my wife Margot and I take our two kiddies to Bishopstrowe House in Warminster, a beautiful place filled with restaurants and tennis courts, set in miles of countryside. On Good Friday morning, little Oscar, five, and Emily, two, pack their swimming costumes, while I pack their Easter eggs. There's always an Easter hunt on Sunday morning, followed by a party at lunchtime, so Margot always packs some extra eggs in case mine don't last until Easter Sunday!"

Nicola Duffett, 38, plays Catt Matthews in Family Affairs and formerly Debbie, Nigel's wife, in EastEnders:

"I am taking my mother and my two girls away to Gran Canaria over Easter. Being a single working mother, it is extremely important for me to make the most of my time with the children, and getting away for a holiday will be a perfect way."

Richard Branson, 48:

"I will be spending Easter with my wife, Joan, and my two children Holly, 16, and Sam, 13, on Necker Island in the Caribbean. We normally have a large Easter dinner together."

Jools Holland, 41:

"I went to EuroDisney last weekend with all of my kids - Mabel, eight, Rosie, 13, and George, 14 - and I'm now taking a holiday to recover."

Steve Cram, 38:

"It sounds terrible but I am not going to be spending Easter with my kids. I am going to Rome with my wife, Karen, to meet up with some friends. The children, Josephine, nine, and Marcus, six, are going to stay with their cousins in Munich. They'll be flying on their own for the first time and my sister-in-law will meet them at the airport. They're very excited and are taking Easter eggs with them and are talking about going skiing."

Interviews by Nathalie Curry and Daisy Price