Mandy and Toad found out they were expecting a baby the day after he proposed, but she had a difficult pregnancy.
‘I was sick for nine months,’ she reveals. ‘I was so tired and at eight weeks I had an early scan because [Toad] was worried something was wrong. But it was twins,’ Mandy adds.
When she first found out she was pregnant, Toad knew straight away it was twins.
‘He would say: “There’s two in there,”’ she adds.
The twins, Lenny and Layla, are almost two now, and Mandy reveals it was very difficult to leave them to come on the show.
‘It was so hard to leave, but they’re too young to miss us.’
Overall, the couple say they are coping well on the show, although they find certain parts challenging.
‘The physical side of it I can do, it’s the mental side that I struggle with,’ Toad says. ‘We had a bit of a stink, but our stink is probably nothing compared to what everybody else has.’
Mandy says they’re usually really polite towards each other, but the show tested them.
‘I think we’ve lost a little bit of respect for each other on the show,’ she admits.
‘We bicker a bit and we don’t do that at home. We never speak to each other like that normally. As far as getting along goes, we get along the best out of everyone,’ Toad adds.
‘A few couples are fighting, but we don’t fight at home and maybe they do fight at home,’ Mandy says.
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