He worries he may not be able to have kids with girlfriend Jessy Nelson
Love Island’s Chris Hughes has revealed his fertility fears in a new BBC documentary, set to air early next year.
The BBC Three documentary named Me, My Brother, and Our Balls, will examine fertility from a male perspective. The show will focus on breaking the taboos often associated with the subject while following the story of Chris and his family’s personal struggle with fertility-related health issues.
The Mirror has reported that Chris had been diagnosed with a testicular vein condition called Varicoceles when he was younger.
Having undergone three operations to counteract the condition, he was then told he has a low sperm count, leading him to make the decision to freeze his sperm.
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Me, My Brother and Our Balls! Feel excited to say over the past 3/4 months, myself and my brother have made a film with @bbcthree in the aftermath of his cancer; with the prominent focus around male fertility, which we hope will help so many people & families on a stigmatised subject! More to follow. 🙂 @benhughes___ @bbcthree 🎥
Chris’s brother Ben was also diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year. However, five months later Chris announced the happy news that his sibling has beaten the illness and is now cancer-free.
Speaking about the documentary, Chris said:
“Fertility is often a subject that guys don’t consider until it might be too late, so I’m hoping this documentary will raise awareness and help men who might be struggling with these issues.”
Chris is still dating Little Mix’s Jessy Nelson, and the two seem to be eager to settle down as soon as possible. He recently told Metro that starting a family was very important to him.
He said: “I guess we’d be fortunate to have one child, there’s a lot of people out there who don’t have that opportunity.”