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Clacton woman goes into labour six weeks early after 'laughing for two hours straight' at Michael McIntyre gig

Clacton mum laughed so hard at a Michael McIntyre gig that her waters broke Photo: PA

A mum from Clacton has told ITV News about the moment she realised she had gone into labour at a Michael McIntyre gig - after laughing so hard her waters broke.

Cara Brown - who was not due to give birth for six weeks - was at the opening night of the comedian's Happy and Glorious tour in London with her brother and two friends.

When her waters broke inside the O2 Arena at the end of the show, she was forced to make a dash back to Colchester General Hospital so her partner could be there for the birth. He had missed the comedy gig because he was working a night shift.

Demmie Louise Gillmore arrived six weeks early Credit: ITV News Anglia

The baby's sudden arrival was an extra surprise because most of Cara's family did not know she was pregnant.

Ms Brown and her partner had decided to keep it secret after losing their son Louie last year. He was born prematurely at 22 weeks.

Cara Brown and her daughter are doing well Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ms Brown posted a note to McIntyre on Facebook after the birth.

"I'm hoping this photo reaches you Michael McIntyre. This tiny baby girl is the result of laughing too much at the opening night in London of your 'happy & glorious' tour."

– Cara Brown's message to Michael McIntyre.

She also had an important piece of advice for other pregnant McIntyre fans, warning: "If anybody else plans to go while pregnant, take your hospital bag and a towel to sit on!"

Ms Brown was visited in hospital by McIntyre's tour manager, who gave her a card and flowers.

She told ITV News Anglia that despite calls for the baby to be named Michelle or Michaela in McIntyre's honour, the couple had decided to name her Demmie.

She said: "As much as I love Michael McIntyre, those names weren't for me!"