Published Tuesday, 17 December 2013
The TV newsman's journalist partner Celia Walden was left with a cracked nasal bone after she was headbutted in the face by two-year-old Elise earlier this month.
Walden now needs corrective surgery to repair the damage, and she has detailed her experiences in a column for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, writing: "Two weeks ago, my two-year-old daughter broke my nose. It was affectionately meant: in a rush of tenderness, she head-butted my face.
"But in the days that followed, my nose swelled up to a cartoonish size and swathes of purple coloured my under-eye area... Two days later I'm signing a confidentiality contract in Doctor X's waiting room...
"(The surgery will) be a simple shaving down of the broken bone, he assures me, with no incisions needed. There would be two weeks' down time but I could choose the colour of my cast from a selection of white, baby blue - and neon pink."