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So I had actually made a plan with the mother not to visit at all, but to visit when she got home from hospital a few days later. She was very happy with that plan, she had her parents there, she had my cousin there, my female cousin. But actually, on the day after the birth, I couldn't resist a quick visit. I thought: "I am going to try and get away with this." I went, I had a look, it was very nice, but the day after that I think it was, the phone calls started from the Daily Mail in this case, saying, "We know about Tinglan having had this baby, we know about Hugh having visited, we know what name she checked in under, we're going to write this story." So all my fears about the leak seemed to have been justified.

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