What were you doing when you went into labour? Odds are, you hadn’t just finished reading the business news on live TV.
But that was exactly what BBC Breakfast presenter Victoria Fritz was doing on Tuesday this week when her baby hurriedly decided it was time to come out.
Fritz was presenting the day’s business news, about subjects as ordinary as the financial results for low-cost airline easyJet. She was standing up, and her presentation was completely professional. But just after she went off air, her waters broke.
Her due date wasn’t until early December, BBC reports.
Fritz’s co-presenter, Sally Nugent, offered to stay with her at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester till her husband Dan arrived. But Dan got stuck in traffic on the motorway. Nugent became Fritz’s birthing partner, and was there when her baby boy arrived.
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Nugent had something to say as well: “You won’t believe what happened after work yesterday. Huge congrats to our very clever @VFritzNews.”
Nugent added that Fritz was a “total legend” and the baby is “gorgeous”.
“It’s going to be a brilliant story for his 21st birthday! What an incredible day.”