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Alex Scott reveals she’s being pressured to freeze her eggs while gracing cover of Women’s Health

BBC presenter Alex Scott, 36, reveals she’s being pressured by friends to freeze her eggs and is asked why she’s single ‘all the time’


Since competing in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019, her career has skyrocketed. 

And Alex Scott, 36, has now revealed that she’s being pressured by friends to freeze her eggs, and constantly goes ‘back and forth’ with the idea, explaining that therapy is helping her.

While gracing the October cover of Women’s Health, the former footballer also confessed that she is asked why she’s single ‘all the time.’  

Candid: Alex Scott, 36, has now revealed that she’s being pressured by friends to freeze her eggs, and constantly goes ‘back and forth’ with the idea, explaining that therapy is helping her

On the subject of freezing her eggs, Alex told the publication: ‘It’s still something I go back and forth with.

‘Sometimes, my friends put pressure on me: “Alex, you’re not getting any younger, you need to do this.”

‘But right now, I’m loving life – so why add pressure on myself because other people are saying it’s time now to freeze your eggs?’

Discussing the positive impact of therapy, Alex gushed: ‘Going to therapy was absolutely the most enlightening thing I’ve ever done in my life. I love it. I will never stop.  

Cover star: While gracing the October cover of Women's Health , the former footballer also confessed that she is asked why she's single 'all the time'

Cover star: While gracing the October cover of Women’s Health , the former footballer also confessed that she is asked why she’s single ‘all the time’

Pressure: 'Sometimes, my friends put pressure on me: "Alex, you're not getting any younger, you need to do this",' revealed the star

Pressure: ‘Sometimes, my friends put pressure on me: “Alex, you’re not getting any younger, you need to do this”,’ revealed the star

Loving life! 'But right now, I'm loving life ¿ so why add pressure on myself because other people are saying it's time now to freeze your eggs?' asked Alex

Loving life! ‘But right now, I’m loving life – so why add pressure on myself because other people are saying it’s time now to freeze your eggs?’ asked Alex

‘Therapy’s helping me, so why am I not going to talk about it [freezing her eggs]? With a woman’s decision to get her eggs frozen – you do it for you, forward- planning, why be ashamed of that?  

‘It’s [about] taking away those stigmas that other people put on you. I get that all the time: “Why are you single?” Like, sorry, do I have to be with someone?! [laughs].

‘On my days off, all I want to do is hang out with my girlfriends, go out to a theatre show, listen to music, or have a couple of wines. I’m not going to apologise for being single.’

Taking ownership! 'With a woman's decision to get her eggs frozen ¿ you do it for you, forward- planning, why be ashamed of that?' asked the former footballer

Taking ownership! ‘With a woman’s decision to get her eggs frozen – you do it for you, forward- planning, why be ashamed of that?’ asked the former footballer

Single! 'I get that all the time: "Why are you single?" Like, sorry, do I have to be with someone?! [laughs]... I'm not going to apologise for being single'

Single! ‘I get that all the time: “Why are you single?” Like, sorry, do I have to be with someone?! [laughs]… I’m not going to apologise for being single’

Alex will soon appear in a new series of Who Do You Think You Are? as the show returns to BBC One this October.  

The broadcaster explores the Jewish ancestry on her mother’s side and learns that her great grandad faced down fascism in London’s East End in 1936.

She travels to Jamaica to uncover history on the other side of the family and learns of tremendous hardship and suffering as well as some uncomfortable and upsetting history. 

Read the full Alex Scott interview in the October issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale from 14th September 2021, also available as a digital edition. 

Looking back: Alex learns about her Jewish and Jamaican heritage, and ancestors that suffered tremendous hardships in a new series of Who Do You Think You Are?

Looking back: Alex learns about her Jewish and Jamaican heritage, and ancestors that suffered tremendous hardships in a new series of Who Do You Think You Are?

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