Chris Hughes’ upcoming show Me, My Brother and Our Balls is set to feature an emotional scene between Chris and his former girlfriend, Little Mix star Jesy Nelson. The BBC Three documentary follows Chris and his older brother Ben, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 27, through doctor’s appointments and emotional discussions with their loved ones.
One of these was a conversation Chris had with Jesy following a test to check his fertility. Filmed whilst they were still together, it sees a delighted Chris calling Jesy to tell her that his test results show he is fertile. Jesy replied ‘Yay, so we can have lots of babies?’ with Chris saying they could ‘probably have three or four’.
Speaking to the Mail Online about the poignant moment, Chris said:
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.
Chris went on:
It's just one of those things really. It's great for the documentary because it's real life isn't it? It was essentially a moment. We were having those conversations at the time – I guess it's just that really.
Chris and Jesy split up over the phone in April after quarantining separately took its toll on their relationship. Whilst many fans initially hoped that the famous couple would reunite once lockdown was over, Jesy has now moved on with actor boyfriend Sean Sagar, who has starred in Our Girl and Top Boy. Meanwhile, Chris has been recently rumoured to be dating lingerie model and Instagram influencer Mary Bedford.
Me, My Brother and Our Balls will be available on BBC Three from Wednesday 30th September. Chris hopes it will spread awareness about male fertility issues, saying:
I knew nothing about male fertility, I learned everything as the documentary went on. I'm in a position where like most other men, we don't really know anything about it.