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Dani Dyer to front new E4 documentary on anxiety in motherhood

The hour-long documentary will see the former Love Island winner ask why so many young mums feel the same and why it’s not spoken about more.

In 2018, Dani Dyer found fame after winning Love Island, before giving birth to her son, Santiago, in January 2021. But the pressures and loneliness of being a new mum caused her anxiety to spiral.

The cameras will follow Dani, who is now pregnant with twins, for what promises to be an emotionally raw documentary. Produced by Summer Films, Dani Dyer: Is This Anxiety? will see Dani address her own anxieties, asking why so many young mums feel the same and why it’s not spoken about more.

In this candid one-off film, Dani reveals her personal struggles during her first pregnancy, coping with the isolating loneliness of being a new mum, as well as how the weight of being a ‘good mum’ has negatively impacted her and many other mothers’ mental health.

To understand more about the rise in anxiety in young mothers, Dani puts a shout-out on her socials that connects her with a variety of mums who have been impacted by anxiety in different ways.

Speaking about her upcoming documentary, Dani Dyer said "Anxiety is a topic that everyone’s heard about, but we still don’t openly talk about our experiences. It can affect anyone, but as a young mum, it can be overwhelming at a time that’s already challenging and daunting."

"I’m really excited to be working with E4 and Summer Films to explore this topic, remove the stigma associated with mental health and meet other mums in the UK who have struggled with the pressures of what a supposed ‘good mum’ looks like."

To which Commissioning Editor, Mel Bezalel, added "Millions of us have followed Dani since her stint in the villa, having fallen for her honesty, warmth and down to earth nature. Her candidness on motherhood and how it’s changed her life – for better and for worse – is refreshing, necessary and this discussion about anxiety and parenthood feels long overdue. The exclusive access Dani has given us makes this an important documentary we’re proud to have on E4 and All 4."

And Sam Whittaker of Summer Films said "We are extremely grateful to Dani and everyone else involved for bravely putting trust in us to tell their stories, and making a film that we hope helps normalise conversations around anxiety in pregnancy and early parenthood."

Dani Dyer: Is This Anxiety? will air soon on E4


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