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Lisa Snowdon suffered a miscarriage live on air

Lisa Snowdon has opened up about her heartbreak credit:Bang Showbiz
Lisa Snowdon has opened up about her heartbreak credit:Bang Showbiz

Lisa Snowdon suffered a miscarriage live on air after she was violently attacked by an ex-boyfriend.

The 51-year-old TV presenter has recalled the devastating loss of her baby in her new book, 'Just Getting Started: Lessons in Life, Love and Menopause'.

In the book - excerpts of which have been published by The Sun newspaper - Lisa writes: "I rushed to the bathroom, full of panic. I didn’t know what to do. We’d only just gone on air, and I knew I had to keep working.

"I dug deep and tried to park the dread I felt in the pit of my stomach, praying that my baby would be OK.

"As soon as the show was finished and we were off air, I rushed to the hospital.

"When I arrived, my worst fears were confirmed – the scan showed that the heartbeat had stopped. My baby had died."

Lisa remains convinced that her ex-partner's abusive behaviour was responsible for her baby loss.

She shared: "To say I was devastated was an understatement; I was heartbroken, inconsolable.

"I am convinced the reason for my miscarriage was yes, partly due to the egg quality, but also because my partner had attacked me in the street the night before, shaking me violently and throwing me up against some metal shop-front shutters."

Lisa is still in constant pain from her injuries.

However, she hopes that coming forward about her experience will help other people who are going through something similar.

The TV star - who took the decision to have an abortion after getting pregnant by another abusive boyfriend - said: "Admitting this now, I hope it may save the life of someone who is the victim of an abuser.

"If any of my family, my young and innocent nieces or nephews, ever experienced this kind of evil, I don’t think I could be held responsible for what I would do to their abuser.

"I know that’s not really what I should be saying, but I still have a lot of anger inside me, and I guess some regret."