Myleene Klass has opened up about suffering a miscarriage while working on a live radio show – and having the strength to carry on to finish the programme.
The singer said she realised she had lost her child while in the toilet during a break and called her friend.
Fellow presenter and pal Lauren Laverne supported her throughout the rest of the show, by getting her through different parts of the programme one step at a time.
Myleene, mother to daughters Ava and Hero and son Apollo, recalled the heartbreaking experience to You magazine.
The Dancing on Ice star said: "I was on air. I went to the loo while the music was playing and there was blood everywhere. I didn't know what to do. I had one hour left of my show.
"I rang Lauren Laverne and she said: 'Do one link, take a breath, come out and call me.'
"She got me through. I did the next link and called her. We counted the links."
The former Hear'Say singer has previously spoken of her baby loss, saying last October she had suffered four miscarriages.
She hoped sharing her experiences will help "even one lost soul."
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She wrote on Instagram on October 15, in a post to mark national babyloss-miscarriage day: "I am Mama to 7 babies, Ava, Hero, Apollo my rainbow baby and 4 little stars in the sky.
"I know after my own MC's how I scoured the internet for stories similar to mine for peace, reassurance. I hope this helps even one lost soul."
She revealed her first miscarriage took place at the airport after she started bleeding heavily while 10 weeks pregnant on holiday.
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The TV star, who will appear on ITV's new series of Dancing on Ice, wrote: "The scan was the saddest sight I've ever seen in my life. The first and last time I saw my baby.
"As the doctor pushed the camera on my belly, the familiar black and blue image of my baby sprung onto the screen, then started to sink and slowly floated down, til it just hunched over. I knew. 'I'm sorry there's no heartbeat'.
"The feeling is nothing short of traumatic, shock."
She added: "I woke to emptiness and the horror of what had happened. I felt I'd failed my baby and my partner.
"The second time was worse if that's possible, I thought I'd had my '1 in 4' experience.
"This time, the baby had stopped growing at 10wks, completely unrelated to the first MC 'so it's just bad luck'.
"I didn't take my eyes off the fire alarm on the ceiling, lest I break completely. Walking past the pregnant women in reception was torture.
She added: "To my friends and Mamas who have experienced this, you are the strongest women I know. Thinking of you today."
If you have been affected by this story, advice and support can be found at Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity). You can call them on 0808 164 3332 or email [email protected]
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