(EXPRESS) — A HEAVILY pregnant woman turned away from hospital checked into a luxury hotel – and gave birth in the bathroom.

Michelle Booth, 39, was asked to leave the maternity unit at University College Hospital in London as she was thought to only be in the early stages of labour.

However, Michelle and her partner Richard Eades, 45, checked in to the four-star Radisson Edwardian Grafton in nearby Tottenham Court Road so they remained close to the hospital.

Four hours later after taking only two paracetamol to numb the labour pains, Michelle had an 8lb 8oz baby boy.

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