Robbie Williams and Ayda Field live blog birth of son in graphic detail

The singer’s wife is subjected to hours of the ‘entertainment’

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Robbie Williams has inexplicably decided to live blog the birth of his second child with a series of Twitter pictures and YouTube films.

The first stage of his newborn’s journey starts with a close-up of wife Ayda Field’s glittery high heels, alongside the caption: “When Ayda goes into labour she comes correct ; ) RW x”

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Then come a series of short videos – the first shows Field, impressively energetic and buoyant considering she’s about to give birth, give the former Take That singer a lap dance to the soundtrack of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”. He looks bored.

Then the roles are reversed – as his way of “helping”, he then dances for Field as she lies in bed clutching her stomach looking pained.

Two films follow – one in which Williams helpfully informs he’s “doing great” and another in which a medic, standing over bed-bound Field, says he’s “going to break the bag of water, there may be thunder and lightning”.

The singer (presumably jokingly) asks, “Will any of it go over my dressing gown?” Another shows him attempting to soothe his wife as she undergoes a contraction.

The coverage has thus far concluded with Williams gallantly comforting his exhausted-looking wife as she prepares to go into labour. She appears not to care that the proceedings are being filmed.

The live blogging echoes his arguably nauseating announcement that he and his wife were “practising” for a second child, following the birth of baby Theodora Rose Williams in September 2012.

Perhaps this is an elaborate joke, a witty response to intense public interest in celebrities, but Williams has taken oversharing to new heights.

And for those who wish to know how it all ended, the couple, some videos later, welcomed the birth of their 8lb 2oz son.

"Erm, so, he's here," Williams said in his final live birth video. "It's ten past three on what day? Monday? And we've been up way over 24 hours."

We are yet to learn his name, but eagerly await another blog on the matter.