Love Island star Chris Hughes worries he might be infertile

Love Island reality television star Chris Hughes has spoken out about his fear of being infertile following a testicle operation

He revealed his concerns on a new BBC3 documentary he is taking part in called Me, My Brother and Our Balls on male fertility.

The 26-year-old, who is dating Little Mix singer, Jesy Nelson, revealed he found out six years ago he had a low sperm count before undergoing an operation on his testicle.

He froze his sperm at the time but said he had not been re-tested and since both his brothers have experienced fertility problems, with one of them being diagnosed with testicular cancer after Chris appeared on ITV’s This Morning to have a testicular examination live on air.

Chris explained to hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes his reasons for agreeing to have the live exam was a long history of testicular problems in his family, including his cousin and raising awareness for men across the UK.

According to figures, 68 percent of men fail to check their testicles

Chris said he felt it was because men buried their heads but urged them to start doing it.

He told the Mirror: “I learnt things about make fertility that really surprised me. Fertility is often a subject that guys don’t consider until it might be too late, so I’m hoping this documentary will raise awareness and help men who might be struggling with these issues.”

The reality television star told how he was diagnosed with a testicular vein condition varicoceles as a teenager, known as varicose veins. The condition is a described as a mass of veins which has bound together and can cause male infertility.

He had three operations to correct the problem veins.

The documentary is due to be aired later this year.

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