Reality star Chris Hughes opens up on fertility concerns, revealing that he has frozen his sperm

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  • Chris Hughes has opened up on fertility concerns.

    The former Love Island star has spoken out about his worries surrounding fertility, revealing his fears that he may be infertile.

    The 26-year-old, who is currently dating Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson, found out that he had a low sperm count six years ago and subsequently underwent surgery on one of his testicles.

    He was diagnosed with a testicular vein condition called varicoceles when he was a teenager and had three operations to fix the problem veins, which are connected to low sperm count.

    He revealed that at the time he froze some sperm and has not been retested since then.

    The TV star has two brothers who both have fertility problems and a cousin who has battled testicular cancer.

    Back in January, Chris’s brother was also diagnosed with the illness.

    As part of new BBC documentary where Chris looks into male fertility, Chris talks about his fears around being able to conceive a child, saying: ‘I learnt things about male fertility that really surprised me.

    ‘Fertility is often a subject that guys don’t consider until it might be too late,’ he continued, ‘so I’m hoping this documentary will raise awareness and help men who might be struggling with these issues’.

    The BBC Three documentary, called Me, My Brother and Our Balls, follows Chris as he attempts to raise awareness of the subject.

    Just last year, the reality star famously underwent a testicular examination live on TV when he appeared on This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes.

    His brave appearance led older brother Ben to check himself for the first time, which led him to being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

    Both brothers now face fertility issues, with Ben having had one of his testicles removed.

    Chris said to the Mirror: ‘What started as an attempt to shed light on an issue that affects so many men turned into an incredibly personal journey for me and my family and has brought me even closer to Ben’.