Emma Bunton has opened up about conceiving after being diagnosed with endometriosis. The Spice Girls singer was diagnosed at the age of 25 and admitted that she struggled to get pregnant.
Endometriosis is a condition which causes the tissue that lines the uterus to grow in other regions of the body. The condition is painful and can impact fertility. Irregular bleeding is common with endometriosis.
Emma was aware that she would face struggles conceiving but she revealed that it broke her heart.
When the popstar was first diagnosed, she said she felt terrified. "I remember the doctor saying at the time, '50% of women with endometriosis go on to have children.' I thought, 'Only 50%…' It scared the life out of me. I was frightened.”
However, Emma is now a mum to two gorgeous boys. She welcomed son Beau in 2007 and Tate in 2011.
We're all sitting here, living our best lives, trying to speed up time so that Drag Race UK will FINALLY AIR on our screens sometime soon.
The creators of RuPaul's Drag Race, World of Wonder, confirmed the big news that a British version of the show was coming to BBC3 on Twitter months ago.
Mama Ru herself issued a statement, writing: “I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens.
Before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a 'Royal-Mother-To-Be' runway challenge.”
Hey, UK, we're comin' your way! RuPaul's Drag Race UK coming to @bbcthree next year. Check out the full deets now in @TheSun + stay tuned for more deets in the next 24 hours Tick tock, henny. https://t.co/XHXTFo1Xkq
With Alan Carr and Graham Norton already announced as celebrity judges for the show, it has just been confirmed that Ginger Spice Geri Horner and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall will also join the panel.
Opening up about her appreciation for drag, Horner said;
“I just love how drag encourages people to be exactly who they are. This show has brought so much joy and pride to people all over the world, I can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing queens representing the UK in this first ever series."
Jade also gave a joyful statement as another official girlband princess, saying:
“I love absolutely everything about drag. I love that it’s art. I love how fabulous it is, how fun it is, I love that you can transform your body into a fantastic beautiful woman… the whole thing! I just wish in my next life I can be a drag queen.”
Game of Thrones' most badass assassin, Maisie Williams, has also signed up to be a guest judge.
The show dooesn't have an air date or a trailer as of yet, but we'll be keeping a look out.
Controller of BBC Three, Damian Kavanagh, described the achievement of the BBC acquiring the show: “Needless to say, we’re delighted that BBC Three will be the home of a new UK version of Drag Race.
“It is one of the biggest entertainment titles in the world and anticipation levels for a UK version have been at feverish levels. With heart, humour and the un-imitable RuPaul, Drag Race is going to take BBC Three to a whole new level.”
RTÉ Player is now showing five short documentaries, called Spice Up Your Life!, for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
20 years may have gone by, but the intensity and passion of the band's fan-base lives on. The documentary series interviews five massive fans about their love for Baby Spice, Sporty Spice, Crazy Spice, Posh Spice and Baby Spice.
Whether it was in times of friendship, love, loss, ambition, travelling the world or even bulling, The Spice Girls influences the lives of these fans irreversibly and made them who they are today.
Spice Up your Life is the nostalgic trip down memory lane we all need, exploring how the message of one girl-group can leave an enduring effect on the world.
These fve individual short documentaries, revolving around the personal stories of Niamh & Caitriona, Anthony, Alex, Lisa and Clara, will leave you entertained and reminiscing on 1990s girl power.
Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Mel C brought some amazing tunes to our repertoire, and Wannabe lives on as the biggest track of 1996.
We'll miss Posh Spice on stage tonight, but it's still set to be an incredible show.
31-year-old vocal coach Lisa Curran found inspiration in The Spice Girls' message through her son Christopher. Her little boy was born with autism, and the band's message helped him to accept that he was different.
Alex Le Moss, who is a brand new Irish citizen, learned English through his mother's translation of the Spice Girls lyrics. He grew up in Brazil with dreams of travelling across the world to meet the band.
All profits from the #IWannaBeASpiceGirl T-shirt will go to Comic Relief's Gender Justice campaign.
The band released a statement saying that, ''equality and the movement of people power has always been at the heart of the band. It is about equality for all, ’every boy and every girl.'''
They continued, ''we recently found out that charities focused on issues faced by women don’t get the funding that they desperately need, so launching a campaign to raise funds for these issues is incredibly important to us and an area we want to support.”
She wrote, ''today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012! I won't be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year.''
She continued, ''I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time! X vb #spicegirls #friendshipneverends.''
The award-winning group, who formed in 1994 and went on to become one of the most successful acts of the decade, last performed together at the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012.
Emma Bunton, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Mel B will perform across the UK with a string of stadium concerts scheduled in for June 2019.
The popstars will perform in Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London, and rumour has it they’ll be announcing a world tour very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for additional dates.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 am and you’d Wannabe quick because there’s no doubt they’ll be swiped up.
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