'I've never spoken about it': Charlie Webster suffers miscarriage

Sky Sports broadcaster Charlie Webster has suffered a miscarriage credit:Bang Showbiz
Sky Sports broadcaster Charlie Webster has suffered a miscarriage credit:Bang Showbiz

Charlie Webster has suffered a miscarriage.

The Sky Sports broadcaster, 41 - who has been through five rounds of IVF - has spoken about having a miscarriage "very recently" for the first time, and admitted she had previously hoped to announce she was expecting around now.

During an appearance on 'Lorraine' on promote her new book, 'Why It's OK to Talk About Trauma: How to Make Sense of the Past and Grow Through the Pain', she told host Lorraine Kelly: "I did get pregnant. I ended up having a miscarriage very recently.

"I was going to announce the pregnancy during the book's release, so I would've been sat here telling you this great news."

Charlie revealed she has struggled to get pregnant because of her "biological clock", and she fears it may not happen for her now.

She said: "I've not ever spoke about it, and I'm glad you brought it up, because I'm 41, I feel like for so long I was told not to get pregnant.

"My mum had me at a very young age. We're told to get our education, which is really important, and we're pushed into career now.

"I strove for all these things, and I'm so proud of that and I have no regrets, and I encourage any women to do everything they want.

"But there is a warning here, that is important because I'm in this situation now where I'm like, 'How did this happen? Nobody informed me that it's actually hard to get pregnant. I don't think this is going to happen for me.'

"It's not because there's something wrong with me. It is because of my biological age, and I know that's scary for us, as women, to go, 'No, there's not a biological clock. Women can do anything, we can have it all.'

"But I actually think that's really irresponsible. It's another lie.

"It is true. Society has changed so much, which I'm so grateful for, but biological clock hasn't. It is real."

Speaking about undergoing five rounds of IVF, she added: "It's horrific. We don't talk about that ever."