This Morning's Sharon Marshall reveals Alison Hammond offered to be her surrogate amid fertility struggle
THIS Morning's Sharon Marshall has revealed how co-star Alison Hammond offered to be her pregnancy surrogate.
The TV star – who is often seen filling fans in on the latest soap gossip on the ITV show – admitted she "confided" in Alison, 46, about her fertility struggles.
Sharon, 50, had been struggling to conceive with husband Paul as they went through gruelling IVF treatment in between her work life.
The star told OK magazine of how she "confided" in her co-presenter Alison as they struggled and the IVF continued to fail.
"She offered to be my surrogate, bless her – she's just so gorgeous," Sharon gushed about Alison, whom she is pals with.
"She has the most beautiful soul to offer to do that for me. The one thing I missed in Covid times was my Alison hugs!"
Sharon added how one day she had a "massive breakdown" on the show after a segment about Britain's most beautiful babies.
"There was one day, just after I’d had a miscarriage, and there was an item on the show about the most beautiful babies in Britain," she said.
"I had a massive breakdown and confided in Amanda Holden and Gok Wan who were hosting that day. They were so lovely."
Sharon and her husband Paul went through seven rounds of IVF before she finally conceived her daughter Betsey, now three.
But it wasn't all smooth sailing for the star – who, six months into her pregnancy, woke up in the night bleeding heavily.
Thankfully, medics were able to control the bleed and Sharon carried her baby full-term before giving birth to a healthy little girl named Betsey.
But her traumatic IVF struggle left her fearing she would "jinx" her pregnancy at any moment.
She previously told The Sun: "Before she was born I was convinced something was going to go wrong.
"Until Betsey was actually put in my arms and I heard her let out the most almighty yell, I always felt like someone was going to say it's all going to be taken away from me.
"I'd never allowed myself to go and buy something for the baby before I'd given birth.
"I wouldn't even let myself look at the baby clothes in a shop. I was terrified to jinx it."
Meanwhile, Alison recently opened up about feeling at the "bottom of the pit" in her obesity crisis – and asked for help to "claw" herself out of it.
At her heaviest, the This Morning presenter weighed more than 20 stone and vowed to overhaul her diet in 2019 to shift the pounds.
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