Amy Willerton has announced the birth of her first child – saying her waters broke hours after she was the victim of a pickpocketing incident.
Daughter Demelza Eira was born on January 4, weighing 7lb 5oz.
The former I’m A Celebrity contestant had previously revealed on social media that she was robbed when she was 41 weeks pregnant.
Now she has told Hello! magazine her waters broke shortly after the incident.
Willerton had enjoyed dinner out with fiance Daniel Day on January 2 when she was the victim of a theft in London’s Oxford Street.
“I felt someone put their hand in my pocket and my phone – with all my birth preparation, voice notes, a birthing playlist, my plan to get through early labour – was gone”, the former contestant on The Jump said.
“None of it was backed up. I began crying my eyes out. I was devastated.
“That night, my waters broke in bed at 1am and within two hours I was having three contractions every 10 minutes.
“Two midwives came and things progressed really quickly, but as the pain built up, labour slowed down.”
Willerton said being a mother is “incredible”.
“We’ve been on lockdown, just lapping her up and taking it all in. It feels as though time has stopped because it’s just us and our little baby in the cave we’ve built,” she said.
“Having a first baby is truly life-changing. Some people have asked, ‘I bet you can’t wait for her to walk and talk?’ No, no, no. I just want to love every stage.”
The full interview is in this week’s Hello! magazine, out now.