Gregg Wallace’s wife Anna reveals extent of endometriosis battle: ‘I have to have part of my intestine removed’

MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace's wife Anna tells this week's OK! Magazine that she's preparing to have a major operation following the birth of their first son together.

Anna, who married Gregg three years ago and welcomed baby Sid in April, has been battling endometriosis since her teens and is currently taking daily pain relief to cope.

"I’ve got to have a complete hysterectomy early next year," the 33-year-old mum of one explains in our exclusive interview.

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"My endometriosis, which I’ve suffered with all my adult life, returned severely after I had Sid. It’s so bad I also have to have part of my intestine removed, as it has attacked my bowel too. It causes me a lot of pain. It’s a big operation and I’ll be in hospital for about ten days with three months recovery."

She adds: "After the operation, there’s less chance of it coming back again. I just want to get rid of it and recover. I’ve suffered since I was 16-years-old but it was years before I was properly diagnosed."

Gregg, 54, who met Anna on Twitter back in 2013 and now shares her home with, Sid and Anna's mother, is understandably concerned about his wife's major operation. "I’m not looking forward to Anna having the operation, but I’m looking forward to her being out of pain."

For Anna, it's the thought of her gorgeous son that's helping her stay positive in the face of her upcoming surgery. "Thankfully I’ve got Sid," she tells OK! "If I had to have this operation without having a child it would have been horrendous. I’ll be on HRT permanently afterwards, so that I’m not up and down with hormones. It will be a slow, long recovery but it’s great that my mum lives with us full time and she’ll be here to help. After my dad sells his business in Coventry, he’s going to come and live here too."

The couple conceived their 'miracle' son after trying for two years to get pregnant and discovered they were expecting just prior to starting IVF treatment.

Gregg, who has two children from a previous marriage, revealed: 'We were due to start IVF but then it happened naturally after two years of trying. The doctor told us it was a miracle Anna was pregnant.'

They had already agreed to only have one child together, with Gregg telling OK!: 'I'm too old'.

Anna added: I’ve always said I’m happy with one. I feel lucky.'

Read the full interview, in which Gregg reveals Anna's reaction to his recent gym selfies – and see the amazing pictures of their gorgeous home in Kent – in this week's OK! Magazine, out nationwide on Tuesday.

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