A BBC presenter gave birth after reading the news on live TV – with a fellow newsreader as her BIRTHING PARTNER.
Victoria Fritz, who reads the business news on BBC Breakfast, talked about easyJet’s latest figures on the show yesterday morning. But shortly afterwards the brunette newsreader went into labour – and because her husband, Dan, was stuck in traffic on the M6, co-presenter Sally Nugent was her birthing partner.
Victoria gave birth to a baby boy, who is yet to be named, at St Mary’s Hospital. The new mum tweeted that the delivery was a BBC Breakfast team effort. She wrote: “My heartfelt thanks to @sallynugent & St Mary’s drs&midwives who helped me deliver my little boy yesterday. A @BBCBreakfast team effort! (sic)” Sally Nugent tweeted: “It’s going to make a brilliant story for his 21st birthday ! What an incredible day xx”
Speaking on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday, 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”.