November 15, 2020

Konnie Huq ‘gave Charlie Brooker an ultimatum when he said he didn’t want kids’


Children’s TV star Konnie Huq has admitted she gave husband Charlie Booker an ultimatum after he told her he didn’t want kids.

Former Blue Peter presenter Konnie, 45, met Black Mirror creator Charlie in 2009 and they got married just nine months later in June 2010.

Konnie said when she first met Charlie, 49, he had told her he didn’t want children – but they then went on to have two kids Covey, eight, and Huxley, six, after she told him it was a deal breaker.

Speaking on Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe’s Lockdown Parenting Hell podcast, she said: “He didn’t want kids but he hadn’t met the right person and all that changed. I said, ‘I am not really interested unless I am going to have kids.

“And so… he obviously saw the gene pool that I possessed and thought ‘it wouldn’t be right!’ I dunno, he just sort of changed his mind.



Konnie, 45, met Black Mirror creator Charlie in 2009 and they got married just nine months later in June 2010

“I always wanted to be a mum. I always thought I’d have three. Two was just a nuclear family, so boring.

“Three is a dynasty, three is like a team and then I had two and I was like ‘no way!’ Two is company and three’s a crowd.”

The children’s TV presenter said the pair have a ‘yin and yang’ dynamic and that is what first attracted her to Charlie.

And Konnie revealed she was also drawn to Charlie because he was good at having a phone conversation.

She said: “I don’t have an Amazon account, an Uber, a Deliveroo… nothing. I am not even on Facebook, I am an old fashioned person.



The pair have two kids Covey, eight, and Huxley, six

“That was one thing that attracted me to Charlie, a bloke who is good at phone conversations is quite a rare thing, and Charlie is really good at having a telephone conversation.

“I am anti-consumerism. I buy nothing. Me and Charlie yin and yang there well.

“I always say I am really analogue and Charlie is really digital. My oldest is digital and my youngest is analogue.

“The eldest is like his dad… he likes tinkering around with gadgets. The younger one loves getting out there and being sociable. He is a classic boy.



The children’s TV presenter said the pair have a ‘yin and yang’ dynamic and that is what first attracted her to Charlie

Earlier this year Konnie opened up about how she knew the Black Mirror creator was ‘the one’ for her.

Speaking exclusively to Mirror Online, the mother-of-two admitted that she had a ‘fundamental’ and ‘profound’ overall feeling when thinking about her future with the TV writer, 49.

She said: “It was just a natural feeling that I had when I thought about our future together.

“I think that every single woman has the potential to just know.

“They always say that you ‘just know’, and to be honest, that’s really how it was with me and Charlie”.

“I just knew” she insisted.





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