Gregg Wallace and wife Anna to undergo hysterectomy months after giving birth

Gregg Wallace and wife Anna Sterpini were forced to deal with some difficult news following the birth of their son seven months ago.

Doctors advised Anna to undergo a hysterectomy to remove her womb, meaning the couple can no longer have any children.

Speaking to OK! magazine, the 33-year-old new mum said: "I've got to have a complete hysterectomy early next year.

"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 of recovery."

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Anna's endometriosis first emerged when she was just 16, and she takes painkillers every day to cope with the pain.

Endometriosis is a disorder where tissue – similar to the tissue that lines your uterus – starts to grow outside your uterus.

It can often be difficult for sufferers of the disorder to conceive, and can cause a great deal of pain on a daily basis.

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Anna went on: "After the operation, there's less chance of it coming back again. I just want to get rid of it and recover."

Gregg, 55, and Anna welcomed baby Sid into the world earlier this year, with Gregg saying he "thought he was perfect" the first time he laid eyes on him.

The Masterchef judge as two other children, 24-year-old Tom and 21-year-old Libby, from his marriage to ex-wife Denise

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Reflecting on the medical procedure ahead, Anna admitted: "Having a hysterectomy without having already had a child, would have been horrendous."

Gregg added: "I'm not looking forward to Anna having the operation, but I'm looking forward to her being out of pain."

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