On This Morning, Charlotte Crosby felt tearful when explaining how much she adores parenthood.
When ITV daytime hosts Craig Doyle and Rochelle Humes asked Charlotte, 33, how her wedding plans were progressing, she said that, despite becoming engaged in Dubai last month, walking down the aisle is the last thing on her mind since she enjoys parenting so much.
‘I want more babies,’ she declared.
Alba, the Geordie Shore star’s one-year-old daughter with fiancé Jake Ankers, has found the experience immensely beneficial.
‘That is my first priority. I’d want to have a lengthy engagement. I’m looking forward to the wedding. ‘I believe 2026 or 2027.’
Charlotte then expressed passionately about how much she likes this period of her life.
‘I love being a mum. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us. It’s just so fulfilling,’ she explained.
Rochelle, 34, added: ‘It just changes your level of importance on everything.’
Charlotte, who recently wowed viewers with her singing on The Masked Singer Australia, then found that her voice began to wobble and tears formed in her eyes.
‘I feel like I got a bit emotional saying that because honestly I just love being a mum. It changed my life. She’s made me feel like I’m born again.’
‘You can see that. That’s so lovely,’ said Rochelle, as Charlotte sniffled.
Charlotte then announced live on TV that she’d like five children, which seemed to come as a little bit of a shock to Jake, who has been her partner since January 2022.
Jake was off-stage in the studio, but the director made sure they captured his response on tape. He promptly put his hands on his head and chuckled in response to the comment.
Rochelle, who has three children, cautioned Charlotte that five would be too many for her! While Charlotte’s father, Craig, 52, cautioned her that when she had adolescents, she will weep for other reasons.
Charlotte’s path to parenthood has not been without challenges. At the age of 25, she had an ectopic pregnancy, which necessitated surgery to remove her Fallopian tube.
‘The pain felt like my organs were being ripped open, and I knew I needed to go to hospital. At that point, I was scared. I was really scared,’ she said in 2018.
‘I’d never really thought seriously about having children and starting a family and getting pregnant, but I did after the operation.
‘I was all of a sudden so scared that it would be harder for me, would it even happen for me. But the doctor did reassure me that I would be able to have children, I can have a family as big as I want.’
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV1.