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Thursday 17th January 2019

Emma Willis looks exhausted after working maternity ward night shift

She's filming a documentary called Emma Willis: Delivering Babies

Emma Willis has revealed her new TV show is taking its toll on her.

The Big Brother presenter, 42, has been working night shifts on a maternity ward for an upcoming documentary on UKTV's W Channel called Emma Willis: Delivering Babies.

She took to Instagram on Thursday morning to share a photo of herself looking very sleepy as she rested her head against a car window.

Her caption simply read: "Night shifts..."

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Night shifts... 😴 #deliveringbabies

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Work the night shift every night. Feel your pain!

Many of Emma's fans were quick to say they completely understood her exhaustion, having experienced night shifts themselves.

One wrote: "Work the night shift every night. Feel your pain!!!"

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Another said: "Aww Ems I know how u feeling I work nights but on elderly ward - welcome to the twilight zone."

A third added: "Ugh! A whole Weekend of nights on call coming up! Know this feeling."

Emma's new series, Delivering Babies, will air on UKTV's W Channel later this year (Credit: W)

And a fourth said: "It gives you a whole new appreciation of our amazing maternity services doesn't it?"

Many other fans told Emma they couldn't wait to see the final show, with one saying: "I applaud your work ethic Emma👏🏻🙌🏻 you're really thriving and admirable."

Another said: "I know how you feel @emmawillisofficial 😴😴😴. Hope you catch up on your sleep! Xx."

Emma's new documentary will follow her training as a Maternity Care Assistant.

She will spend three months working on a busy maternity ward, doing four shifts a week - both day and night - alongside the hospital's nursing staff.

Emma is delving into the world of babies for her new documentary (Credit: Fameflynet)

In her job as a Maternity Care Assistant, the television star will admit parents-to-be to the ward, take blood pressure, assist in theatre, and help out where needed in the birthing suites.

Emma said: "If I wasn't doing my current job I know for a fact that I would have loved to work in a hospital. Blood, guts and the workings of the human body have always fascinated me. Both my parents worked in hospitals and so it's literally in my blood.

"I can't wait to dive right in and fully immerse myself in a busy maternity ward alongside the truly incredible midwives and nurses who work there day in day out."

Emma is best known for hosting Big Brother (Credit: Grant Buchanan /

Emma recently told The Mirror she'd completed her first shift at an Essex hospital and it was an eye-opening experience.

She said: "You get your feet on the ground – you watch and learn on the job. You're the first port of call for the mum. I will see births but I won't deliver because I'm not qualified."

Emma added: "It's fully immersive."

There's no exact air date for the show yet, but it will be on W later this year.

We can't wait!

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