About the wedding, the comedian had said, “It was a really great day. Sharon looked fabulous and Philip is a smashing fella. They fit together like a pan and a lid. She looked like a Disney princess.”

Furthermore, in his autobiography, The Devil Rides Out, O’Grady has described in detail how she felt at the time of Sharon’s birth.

“A smiling nurse showed me into a shiny ward where Diane lay in the middle bed of a row of three, beside which the tiny newborn babies lay in their cots,” he said, describing the visit to the hospital.

‘Nervously approaching the cot next to Diane’s bed, I felt the blood rush to my cheeks as I became conscious that the eyes of all the new mothers and nurses in the ward were on me,” he wrote.