Emma Willis has admitted feeling broody at 42 after working flat out as a midwife on the NHS frontline for a TV show.
And the mum-of-three spoke of her joy at renewing her vows with pop star husband Matt at a huge bash for the couple’s “second wedding” to celebrate 10 years of marriage.
Speaking to The Sun’s Fabulous magazine, the TV star admitted that taking part in W channel’s recent fly-on-the-wall series Emma Willis: Delivering Babies had made her think about having a fourth child.
But she insists that despite feeling broody, the Willis family is complete.
On the show, Emma spent three months on the busy maternity ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, as a maternity care assistant.
She worked 12-hour shifts, both day and night, four times a week alongside the midwifery team helping to deliver newborns.
“I loved everything about it – how incredible women’s bodies are, how strong family units are, how amazing the NHS is and the staff who work there tirelessly and don’t get enough praise. It was just a nice old injection of real reality,” she said.
“Not TV reality, but real-life reality, and I’d do it again in a second. It really made me broody at the beginning – that newborn baby smell, the little noises. But then you do a night shift and you see a woman in the middle of the night with it all hanging out, everything sore, everything tired, babies screaming.”
The reality made Emma realise that she had no need to add to her existing clan, as mum of Isabelle, nine, seven-year-old Ace and Trixie, two.
She recently threw a huge party and renewed her marriage vows with her husband, Busted frontman Matt Willis, to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.
All the married female guests wore their wedding dresses, McFly performed live and Stephen Mulhern conducted the service.
Emma said: “There was so much less pressure and nerves than on the original day. I could just enjoy it. There were so many of the same people there and a whole bunch of new people as well.”
She said it was the “best party” she’d even been to and it made her realise their friends, both old and new, were a “big group of really awesome people”.
The Big Brother and CBB presenter also spoke of her “disappointment” that Channel 5 axed the long-running reality show this year and revealed that she has no other projects in the pipeline to fill the long summer gap.
After returning from a dream holiday in the Maldives, Emma began filming the sixth series of The Voice, which begins in the new year.
The coaching line-up remains the same, with Tom Jones and will.i.am alongside Jennifer Hudson and Olly Murs.
* The Voice UK begins on ITV on Saturday, January 5.
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