TV presenter goes into labour after reading news

Victoria Fritz holds her new baby in a picture tweeted by BBC Breakfast
Victoria Fritz holds her new baby in a picture tweeted by BBC Breakfast
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A BBC presenter gave birth after reading the news on live TV.

Victoria Fritz, who reads the business news on BBC Breakfast, presented a piece about easyJet’s latest figures on the show on Tuesday morning.

But shortly afterwards, the newsreader went into labour.

And because her husband, Dan, was stuck in traffic on the M6, co-presenter Sally Nugent, 45, became her birthing partner.

Victoria gave birth to a baby boy, who has not yet been named, at St Mary’s Hospital.

She tweeted: “My heartfelt thanks to @sallynugent & St Mary’s drs&midwives who helped me deliver my little boy yesterday. A @BBCBreakfast team effort!”

Sally Nugent replied: “It’s going to make a brilliant story for his 21st birthday! What an incredible day xx.”

Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, newsreader Naga Munchetty explained why another presenter, Sean Farrington, was reading the business news.

She joked that Victoria had “decided to be even more productive that she is in the workplace”, adding: “There she was, you know, just presenting very happily, not an issue in the world. And then she decided to have a bit of an event later on.”

Co-presenter Dan Walker tweeted: “If you’re wondering why @seanfarrington is a late sub today... huge CONGRATULATIONS to @VFritzNews ItsABoy.”

The presenters also joked that the new arrival could be named easyJet or Sean.