Kate Ferdinand breaks down in step-family documentary

Kate Ferdinand is seen breaking down in tears as she voices concern for her stepchildren in a new trailer for her and husband Rio's documentary. 

The couple, who wed in September last year, have allowed cameras into their lives to reveal the struggles around becoming a stepfamily for an intimate documentary called Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily.  

In the heartbreaking clip from the one-off BBC One programme, Kate, who became stepmother to Rio's three children after the death of their mother Rebecca Ellison, sobs while admitting her main concern is the kids' happiness. 

Heartache: Kate Ferdinand is seen breaking down in tears as she voices concern for her stepchildren in a new trailer for her and husband Rio's documentary

Heartache: Kate Ferdinand is seen breaking down in tears as she voices concern for her stepchildren in a new trailer for her and husband Rio's documentary

The former footballer, 41, and the former TOWIE star, 29, have been in a relationship since 2017 and tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in Turkey in September.  The documentary will follow the famous couple as Kate integrates into the family

In the teaser, Rio is seen saying: 'There ain't no manual on how to be a step-mum', before Kate said: 'Its hard for us so I cant imagine how hard it is for the kids.'

The heartbreaking moment then appears as the reality star looks devatsated while sobbing and stating: 'I just want the children to be happy.' 

On a more uplifting note, Rio mused over Kate changing their lives following his loss as he said: 'You feel like you've been dealt a terrible hand but your luck can change.' 

Family: The couple, who wed in September last year, have allowed cameras into their lives to reveal the struggles around becoming a stepfamily for an intimate documentary called Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily

Family: The couple, who wed in September last year, have allowed cameras into their lives to reveal the struggles around becoming a stepfamily for an intimate documentary called Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily

The 'deeply personal' programme will show the months leading up to their , while looking at the 'emotionally complicated dilemmas' that the family face together.

It will also explore the challenges Kate deals with in being both a partner and a new stepmother to three grieving children, Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, eight.

Rebecca passed away in 2015 at the age of 34 after being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.  

The film, called Rio and Kate: Becoming A Step Family, follows the football star's previous Bafta-winning documentary in 2017, Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad, in which he came to terms with the effect of losing his wife while caring for his young family.

Show: The BBC One programme will follow the couple as Kate integrates into the family and becomes a stepmother to Rio's three children after the death of their mother Rebecca Ellison

Show: The BBC One programme will follow the couple as Kate integrates into the family and becomes a stepmother to Rio's three children after the death of their mother Rebecca Ellison

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