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Super Gran’ Kerry delivers baby—on bathroom floor!

PUBLISHED: 22:49 02 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:55 05 October 2010

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Olivia Harris, oliviaharris@mac.com 07881 810 878

MIRACLE baby Jordan Isika had an unforgettable arrival on New Year’s Day—after being delivered by his grandma on the bathroom floor! He rushed into the world just three hours into 2009 in such a hurry he didn’t give mum Nikita (pictured with him) time to get to the hospital

ANXIOUS moments for super gran’ Kerry (above, left) who delivered her daughter Nikita’s baby on New Year’s Day

BELOW: It’s all over as Nikita gives her bundle of joy a great big hug, even if his late rush took her by surprise...

EXCLUSIVE by Gemma Collins

MIRACLE baby Jordan Isika had an unforgettable arrival on New Year’s Day—after being delivered by his grandma on the bathroom floor!

He rushed into the world just three hours into 2009 yesterday (Thursday) in such a hurry he didn’t give mum Nikita Dudhill time to get to the hospital.

But luckily his super gran’ Kerry Benadjaoud was by her daughter’s side at her home on the Isle of Dogs, in East London, to deliver the impatient tot.

Nikita, 22, had been due to give birth on December 30—but nothing happened.

Then she began contractions soon after Big Ben had chimed the New Year.

She phoned her mother Kerry who came rushing over from Silvertown six miles away.

Kerry arrived with only minutes to spare. She followed instructions over the telephone from paramedics as her daughter lay on the bathroom floor.

Jordan was born at 3am, weighing 8lbs 14oz, just as the ambulance arrived to take him and Nikita to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, where they stayed overnight.

“I have always wanted to be at a birth,” said Grandma Kerry.

“But to deliver a baby on my own was unbelievable—I really didn’t think I could do it.

“I was really panicking, especially because it was my daughter. But the paramedics told me to keep calm.

“It didn’t really hit me what I had done until a few hours later, when I went into shock.”

The 46-year-old super gran’ added: “Now that I have delivered a baby, I wouldn’t panic about doing it again.”

Nikita, who also has a four-year-old daughter with her partner Gus Isika, was over the moon with her new baby—even if his late rush did take her by surprise.

Nikita told the East London Advertiser today (Friday) : “My mum was amazing. I felt comfortable being in my own home—but didn’t expect to give birth on the bathroom floor!”

Mum and baby are doing fine and are back home on the Isle of Dogs today.

“Jordan just flew out,” she added. “But he’s just perfect.”

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