Professional dancer Natalie Lowe has discussed her difficult experience of multiple miscarriages.
The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 39, had married partner James Knibbs in 2018 and found out she was pregnant on their wedding day.
However, the star miscarried soon after before a second miscarriage only five months later.
Natalie had left Strictly in 2017 for a new chapter in her life but sadly these tragedies left her bereft.
Speaking to OK! magazine, Natalie revealed what the experience was like going public with news of her tragic miscarriages.
Natalie said: "For a lot of people, it’s a very personal journey and I didn’t want to upset anyone. But as soon as I opened up, it was like therapy for me."
She added: "For a long time after my miscarriages, I didn't realise the grief was pulling me down."
The dancer also spoke about how much the sad events affected her mental health.
Natalie continued: "I was told two miscarriages was nothing to worry about, so I almost felt wrong for feeling as sad as I did. I became numb and put up a barrier.
"I came off social media for two years and it changed me as a person.
"I went from someone watched by millions on Strictly to a person who couldn't leave the house to go to my local yoga studio.
"That’s how much I hit rock bottom. It took opening up and one-on-one therapy to help me through."
Natalie now has a son named Jack, who she welcomed in December and couldn't be happier.
She may have departed Strictly in 2017, but Natalie was asked if she would replace Bruno Tonioli as he remains stranded in the United States of America.
She answered: "I’d love to see somebody fill the spot that has a ballroom and Latin background, as it’s such a niche style.
"Yes, I’d love to be a judge! But mainly I’d like to see someone with real knowledge of the sport take the spot."
Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One later this year?