Victoria Fritz, who reads the business news on BBC Breakfast, had been discussing easyJet’s latest figures on Tuesday morning’s show, according to a report by Daily Mail.
But she had more important news to deliver and went into labour while still on set.
Her husband, Dan, was stuck in traffic on the M6, so co-presenter Sally Nugent, 45, stepped up as Victoria’s birthing partner.
After welcoming a baby boy at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, Victoria tweeted her thanks, describing it as a ‘BBC Breakfast team effort’.
Sally also took to social media to say: ‘You won’t believe what happened after work yesterday. Huge congrats to our very clever @VFritzNews’