CHRIS Hughes had planned having ‘three or four’ babies with ex Jesy Nelson before their shock split in lockdown after 16 months together.
The Love Island star, 27, made the revelation in his new BBC documentary Me, My Brother and Our Balls, which is available on BBC Three iPlayer from September 30.
In the one-off doc, Chris called the Little Mix singer, 29, after being told by doctors the quality of his sperm has improved after undergoing several operations to treat his varicocele in scenes captured before their split.
Varicocele is a condition which sees an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum and is a common cause of decreased sperm quality.
In a clip obtained by MailOnline, Chris is heard reassuring his ex-girlfriend that they could have “three or four babies”.
He shared: “I’ve just got to tell her the good news. It’s been a worry for us both, so.
“Oh Jessica, I have a lot of sperm and they’re very, very active. I’m really happy.”
To which, Jesy replied: “Yay, so we can have lots of babies?” and Chris answered: “I think we can probably have three or four.”
Sadly their plans haven’t come to fruition as they split five-months later.
Chris is currently single, although he has been linked to several women including Lottie Moss and Mary Bedford, while Jesy is now in a relationship with actor Sean Sagar, 30.
Despite the couple splitting, Chris said it was important to show his and Jesy’s conversations about fertility.
He told the publication: “The beauty of Jesy being in the documentary is that it showcases a conversation that couples have. It’s very relatable.
“Obviously we supported each other when we were together. I still support her now with things, whether I do that publicly or not, I still do support her anyway.
“It’s just one of those things really. It’s great for the documentary because its real life isn’t it?”
In September, Chris confessed that he fears he’ll never have children with Jesy after having an operation on his testicles.
Chris was told he had a low sperm count after being diagnosed with varicoceles – a testicular vain condition – when he was younger.
The reality star underwent three operations to deal with the condition and he has also made the decision to freeze his sperm.
In the documentary, he previously revealed he “learnt things about male fertility” that “surprised” him.
He added: “Fertility is often a subject that guys don’t consider until it might be too late, so I’m hoping this documentary will raise awareness and help men who might be struggling with these issues.”
The programme is called Me, My Brother and Our Balls and will feature his sibling, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year.
Thankfully, five months after revealing the news, Chris updated fans to reveal his brother was cancer-free.
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