Gemma Collins wants to lose weight so she can have a baby.

Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins

The 'Only Way Is Essex' star is desperate to ditch the pounds so she can follow her dream to become a mother.

She said: "Size 24 is the biggest I've ever been - the most famous I've ever been and the most popular. Next year I do want to knuckle down because it is going to be a struggle - I desperately want a baby and I would struggle to have the baby the way I am now.

"I had devastating news on Towie last year when they said my egg count was low. Well, having a low egg count and being overweight are no-gos. I'm not saying I'll get to a size ten but I do need to lose weight. For my health I wouldn't want to be bigger than I am now."

And Gemma admits her weight loss journey is "twice as hard" because she suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome.

She added: "Eating-wise I can go all day without eating, which isn't good. Today I've only eaten a banana and a bagel. But with the long hours filming Towie, we get pizzas delivered on-set. My insulin levels are very high in my body. To lose weight is also twice as hard with polycystic ovary syndrome. It's constantly a battle but it is a battle that I feel I will overcome."

However, Gemma insists she won't be having any of the more quick fix solutions such as a gastric band and wants to be able to do it naturally.

She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I refuse to have a gastric band, as easy as it would be. I have overcome so many things in my life and I will overcome my weight - but I need time and focus to do it."

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