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Konnie Huq says hubby's 'a softie'

Konnie Huq has insisted her TV star husband Charlie Brooker is really a softie - and that he cried over a disastrous nappy change.

Former Blue Peter presenter Konnie has a 15-month-old son, Covey, with writer and TV star Charlie.

The presenter said that when she cried over a nappy change when she first got back from the hospital, her husband, who she married in Las Vegas, shed tears too.

Konnie said of Charlie, best known for 10 O Clock Live and Newswipe: "On screen he gets his message across through comedy and his blunt manner. But off-screen he's romantic, considerate, and a real gentleman. When people actually meet him they're surprised at how approachable and nice he is.

"Actually, don't tell anybody, but he cried over that disaster nappy change as well! We laughed about it afterwards as we suddenly realised how much control a tiny being can exert over you."

She said of her son's moniker: "Charlie made up his name by experimenting with different combinations of syllables, and it just suits him brilliantly."

:: Konnie is supporting sofa retailer DFS' pledge to raise £2million for the British Heart Foundation, by offering to collect unwanted sofas for resale by the charity. Visit www.dfs.co.uk/bhf to arrange a collection.

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