This emotional, highly personal film from Rare TV and The Gold Studios, follows British Olympic boxer Nicola Adams and her partner, model Ella Baig as they go through IVF treatment and pregnancy.
The narrative spine of the programme focuses on their journey from IVF to motherhood with key personal moments captured along the way.
Following them from their very first scans right up until the birth of their child, the film captures the most intimate moments of the couple’s journey.
As they go through the emotional process they meet other people in similar circumstances, and explore the hidden difficulties of IVF treatment, including their own previous harrowing experiences, the prejudice and difficulties faced by same-sex couples wanting to conceive via IVF and the issues around being a mixed-race couple undergoing treatment.
Refreshingly honest and open, Nicola and Ella’s journey to make sense of their experience will help to demystify this complicated process, as well as giving a glimpse into the glamorous lives of this hard-working celebrity couple.
The documentary will air later this year on ITVBe, as part of a wider series of female-focused factual documentaries.
The four factual specials will uncover topics close to the hearts of ITV’s most-loved female personalities, including actor Jacqueline Jossa, British Olympic Boxer Nicola Adams, singer and actress Hannah Spearritt and Original The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley.
Each in turn emotional, poignant and personal, the documentaries will aim to shed light on serious topics women face in today’s society, hoping to find answers and raise awareness in the process.
Each hour-long episode will focus on a different topic, from fertility issues such as IVF, to devastating symptoms following cosmetic surgery, to the everyday reality of living with an ADHD diagnosis.
Amanda Stavri, ITV’s Commissioning Editor of Reality TV said “At ITV we’re committed to depicting real-life stories for our viewers, in an authentic and truthful way- tackling important issues, myth-busting and providing important insight to create and instil change....
"These four equally brilliant documentaries would not have been possible without Jacqueline, Nicola & Ella, Hannah and Tanya’s support and bravery, and so we’d like to pass on our thanks to them for sharing their personal experiences to help raise awareness and bring these real-life issues to light.”
More details on the other commissions can be found on our website.