Gemma Collins has revealed that she suffered the trauma of a miscarriage during the recent coronavirus lockdown.
The Diva On Lockdown star, 39, has the condition polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can cause heavy periods - and what she thought was a particularly heavy period earlier this year turned out to be a miscarriage.
Last month Collins dumped long-term boyfriend James Argent after revealing text messages in which he labelled her a "hippo" and a "FAT F**K" but has since lost three stone in weight to help with a future pregnancy.
"It was really difficult for me in isolation, with my condition PCOS, it's not easy to fall pregnant, and I suffered a miscarriage which was really sad," she told Loose Women today.
"I pray every night that everything will work out for me, I've been very lucky with my career, but my personal life is heartbreaking, and having a miscarriage with someone that you love very much was very heartbreaking.
"I went and saw a top specialist. I have had myself checked and he has actually told me – this is why I went on a massive weight loss journey this year.
"I've been doing it slowly, it's not been a massive fast, rapid thing, I want it to stay off this time – he said to me, 'You've got no cysts on your ovaries anymore, that's cleared up. So, we're winning. You do suffer from the syndrome so you do get the symptoms that go with it. But your cervix and everything is perfect for when you're ready. However, you need to get your weight down, you need to get at least another two stone off.'
"And when it comes to it they might be able to give me something called Clomid which could potentially speed the process up. So hopefully George Clooney will be available around that time."
The GC is currently filming a new series of Diva On Lockdown for broadcast on ITVBe later this year.