Emma Bunton reveals 'Strictly got me pregnant' after struggling to conceive

Emma Bunton
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Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton has credited BBC show Strictly Come Dancing with helping her to fall pregnant, after having a difficult time conceiving.

The 43-year-old - who is now mum to two children, Tate Lee and Beau Lee - revealed that her problems started when she was diagnosed with endometriosis aged 25.

She told Stella Magazine, "That nearly broke me,

"I knew I had the right partner; I knew I wanted to be a mum. I didn't give up hope, but it wasn't happening."

After a tumultuous few years of being on again/off again, she and her partner Jade Jones had reunited in 2004, before moving into their new home together in 2006.

But still the pair were unable to fall pregnant - that is, until Emma joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2006.

The singer revealed that whilst starring on the show, her doctor called her out of the blue to ask if she was pregnant.

Emma remembered, "She'd seen me on the television holding my hands over my stomach and she just had a feeling I was pregnant.

"I did a test straight away and I was. I have no idea whether it was doing all that exercise but I was so happy. Strictly got me pregnant." How lovely!

Now, Emma and her partner Jade are parents to 11-year-old Beau and seven-year-old Tate. The star rarely posts photos of her family on her social media channels, but will share the occasional snap.

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Jade and Emma got engaged back in 2011, and rumours are currently swirling that the pair are planning to finally tie the knot in London's Old Marylebone Town Hall any day now.

But it seems the couple aren't in too much of a rush to get hitched, having recently celebrated a very happy 19 years together.

In an interview with Mark Wright on Extra last year, Emma confessed that one of the only things holding them back from getting married was the actual planning involved in organising a wedding.

She said, "It's been 20 years, we have two children, he's my soul mate, my confidant... I think it's something we would both like to do but we're both so unorganised."

Before joking, "We've got so many other things going on, it's all about being organised isn't it. And having everyone come to the wedding... it's a bit of a headache."

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.