Alex Jones admits trying to conceive can be a 'rollercoaster' as she fronts a new fertility show

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Alex Jones fronts new fertility showUKTV

Alex Jones has admitted that 'trying to conceive can truly be a rollercoaster' as she talks for the first time about her new fertility show - which will air next year.

The One Show presenter will appear in Alex Jones: Making Babies next year on the W Channel - where we'll see the mother-of-three train as a fertility assistant at King's Fertility centre.

Alex spoke to Stacey Dooley at a press event, about why she wanted to be part of the show: 'One in seven couples in the UK will have fertility complications, which is a hell of a lot of people to not be represented or feel like they're not seen.

'I thought that this is an amazing opportunity for people who might be in the middle of IVF or people who might be going into it.'

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However, she went on to reveal how heartbreaking some of the couple's stories were, and how stressful IVF could be.

'Christ, me and [my husband] Charlie would be at each other's throats, if we went through that. And you know we are pretty rock solid. But it does stuff to you, doesn't it?' she admitted.

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Alex, and Charlie have three children - Teddy, five, Kit, two, and Annie, one - and she revealed that the experience made her hold them even tighter when she got home from filming.

'I would hug [them] so tightly and they probably thought, "What are you doing? You're going to suffocate me." I'd tell Charlie [how lucky they are] and he'd be like, "I know".'

While the TV star, who has spoken openly about her fertility, went on to say: 'Trying to conceive can truly be a rollercoaster, and I have no doubt that it'll be a very emotional and unpredictable journey.'

Before she had children Alex admitted she worried about having fertility issues, especially as her mother went through menopause at 43. She said in 2016: 'Safer sex is important but so is learning about fertility otherwise you end up where I am now saying: "Oh egg freezing, I don't know about that".

'As most girls I spent all of my teenage years, twenties, thirties, doing everything I could to avoid getting pregnant and then… a day arrives and then you go 'gosh, maybe we should have a baby"'.

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