The Olympic skater breaks down on Piers Morgan's chat show
Dancing On Ice‘s Jayne Torvill has opened up about her struggle to conceive with husband Phil Christensen.
The skater – who won a gold medal with partner Christopher Dean at the 1984 Winter Olympics – didn’t try for a baby until she was in her 40s because of her career.
a couple skating together it’s easy for the guy to start a family
whereas for me it would have stopped what we were doing,’ says Jayne, 55.
‘So I left it quite late.’
first pregnancy was diagnosed as ectopic and she underwent a
heartbreaking operation to remove the embryo from her fallopian tube.
She then tried IVF treatment for a year, which she describes as ‘traumatic’.
She’s now happily mum to adopted kids Kieran, 10, and Jessica, six – but admits that deciding to give up on having her own children for good was a difficult decision to make.
‘A friend of mine had adopted a little boy. She said: “Come and see him,”‘ Jayne tells Piers Morgan on his ITV show Life Stories.
that point I wasn’t ready to look into adoption, I was still thinking
it was going to happen. And you’ve got to be ready for it, if you want
‘I said to my husband: “I don’t know if I can do this.” And I went to see this little boy, and I wanted to bring him home.’