Amy Willerton announces birth of daughter after pickpocket incident

Demelza Eira was born on January 4, weighing 7lb 5oz.

Amy Willerton has announced the birth of her first child – saying her waters broke hours after she was the victim of a pickpocketing incident.

Daughter Demelza Eira was born on January 4, weighing 7lb 5oz.

The former I’m A Celebrity contestant had previously revealed on social media that she was robbed when she was 41 weeks pregnant.


Are we still #waiting ? #babywatch2020 To the dude that robbed me , I do understand desperation often makes many of us turn to things we would rather not do. But I don’t think you understand the implications that stealing my phone ( that I had just bought to take better pictures of my baby) last week has had on something really quite important in my life. I was #41weekspregnant and therefore became an easy target. Remember when you see a pregnant lady she is not just that big belly – that baby is her hopes, dreams and future and her every waking breath goes into building and preparing for that new life. I was terrified of birth… But I spent months and months obsessively doing what I needed to do in order to trust in myself and believe that I could do it. My #hynobirthing tracks , the playlist I made to keep myself calm , the notes I wrote to myself , all lost… little things but they meant a lot to me. So please when you see someone carrying life remember that baby was imagined up months , even years before she became pregnant – there is always a journey to motherhood and it’s often a silent one. Be nice to her , offer her your seat on the tube, and help her if she is struggling as I know I have often found it very to difficult ask for help but I’ve never been this vulnerable before.. #babyonboard #pregnancy #motherhood #bekind

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Now she has told Hello! magazine her waters broke shortly after the incident.

Willerton had enjoyed dinner out with fiance Daniel Day on January 2 when she was the victim of a theft in London’s Oxford Street.

“I felt someone put their hand in my pocket and my phone – with all my birth preparation, voice notes, a birthing playlist, my plan to get through early labour – was gone”, the former contestant on The Jump said.

“None of it was backed up. I began crying my eyes out. I was devastated.

Hello! magazine cover
Hello! magazine cover (Hello!)

“That night, my waters broke in bed at 1am and within two hours I was having three contractions every 10 minutes.

“Two midwives came and things progressed really quickly, but as the pain built up, labour slowed down.”

Willerton said being a mother is “incredible”.

“We’ve been on lockdown, just lapping her up and taking it all in. It feels as though time has stopped because it’s just us and our little baby in the cave we’ve built,” she said.

“Having a first baby is truly life-changing. Some people have asked, ‘I bet you can’t wait for her to walk and talk?’ No, no, no. I just want to love every stage.”

The full interview is in this week’s Hello! magazine, out now. 

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