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Autumnwatch presenter has surprise as he registers his newborn son's birth

Emmy Griffiths

Autumnwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games had a huge surprise when he went to register his newborn son's birth after spotting he had been labelled as 'deceased' on the birth certificate.

The TV presenter quickly saw the funny side of the morbid mistake, tweeting a photo of the form in which he is listed as 'television presenter (deceased)', writing: "Registered little Sam's birth yesterday. Surprised to read my occupation on birth cert. Unsettling!"

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The father-of-three was surpised when he saw he had been listed as deceased

Fans were quick to tease Martin about the mishap, with one replying to the tweet writing: "If you go to get it corrected and at no point say 'WOooOoOoo...', you've missed a lifetime opportunity, while another wrote: "They are going to have to go all 'Weekend at Bernies' for Autumnwatch!"

"There are some tv presenters I could swear were zombies, but I'd never have included you among them," another added.

Martin announced the birth of his third son Sam by sharing a snap of the newborn on 27 August, writing: "The wife and I are bit busy at present."

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Martin and his wife welcomed Sam in August

He shared a second photo of the adorable baby boy, writing: "More time to spend with this new project!!"

Although he recently announced that he would be stepping down from presenting Springwatch, telling fans that his services were "no longer required", Martin confirmed that he would be returning to Autumnwatch, writing: "I'm very happy to say I'll see you in October on Autumnwatch. Thanks SO much for all yr support". 

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