Surely leaving the birth of your child for quick pint is a big no-no for the modern man? Not, it seems, if it's done on the orders of your wife.
This was the case for presenter Vernon Kay when his other half, Strictly Coming Dancing hostess Tess Daly, annoyed by his fidgeting, kicked him out of the delivery room.
"I kept sending him away to watch the FA Cup Final. And in the last stages I sent him to the pub!" revealed the second-time mum, who gave birth to their second girl Amber in the "mercifully short" time of five hours on May 30.
"There wasn't an awful lot he could do and he was all fidgety and restless," she added. "He made it back in time for the birth and he cut the cord."
Tess was thrilled to have a natural birth after needing a caesarean section with their first daughter, four-year-old Phoebe
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