'But it's a woman thing': Traveller Tony reluctantly attends the birth of his baby with 'gorja' Danielle on Gypsy Weddings
He was not present at the birth of his three older 'traveller' children, and Tony Giles wasn't keen on changing his ways.
'It's not what we travellers do,' the cage fighter said in last night's episode of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, adding that 'it is a woman thing.'
But Tony's 'gorja' girlfriend Danielle Mason put her foot down, insisting that her man be there when she gave birth.
Culture clash: On Tuesday night's episode of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings traveller Tony Giles and his pregnant, 'gorja' girlfriend Danielle Mason are counting down to the birth of their baby – which he did not plan on being present at
Putting her foot down: But Danielle, sister of soap star Jessie Wallace, insists that her man be there for the birth of his child
Danielle, sister of EastEnders star Jessie Wallace, complains that her boyfriend's gypsy family won't accept her because she is a gorja (someone who lives in house) and also because she is a glamour model.
'They've called me a tart but they
don't even know me,' she said. 'They're stabbing themselves in the foot because if
they don't know me there's no way my child is going to see them.
Referring to her relationship, she added: 'We're strong, we love each other so people will have to get over it.'
'It's a woman thing': The cage fighter agrees to be there, but gets squeamish at the sight of Danielle's waters breaking
'I'm a fully trained dad': Afterwards Tony admits he loved the experience and wishes he'd been there for the birth of his first three children
But Danielle found that life with a traveller can be challenging. 'I'm eight months pregnant and he's got me doing the Hoovering,' she complained. 'I feel really sorry for traveller wives.'
Danielle and Tony are not engaged, but have revealed their plans to tie the knot down the road.
She has since given birth to their son Rudy, and while Tony made good on his promise to be there at the birth, it wasn't all smooth sailing.
Domestic bliss Danielle and Tony split briefly four months after baby Rudy's birth but soon reconciled
Judged: Danielle said Tony's traveller family thought she was 'a tart' for modelling while pregnant
Depsite being a cage fighter, Tony found even the sight of Danielle's waters breaking a little too much for his stomach.
But after the ordeal was over, the proud father said he was glad he'd witnessed the birth of his fourth child, and said that he wished he'd been there for the births of his older children.
'I'm not just a cage fighter, I'm not just a pretty face, I'm a full trained dad,' he said, as he chips in with the nappy changing.
Coming together: Rudy's christening was the first time the two families socialised together
Traditional: Tony says he will not propose to Danielle while she is still glamour modelling
But their domestic bliss is short lived, and Tony and Danielle separate briefly just four months after Rudy's birth.
They reunited in time for the christening though, which sees both the gypsy and 'gorger' families socialise together.
Speaking on Lorraine yesterday, Danielle revealed that her famous sister Jessie is yet to meet her nephew, now six months old.
Skimpy: Danielle wore a black mini dress to the church
Estranged: In an interview yesterday Danielle revealed that her famous sister is yet to meet little Rudy
Asked if Jessie would be present at the ceremony if Danielle marries Tony, she replied: 'Well we're both quite busy. We just have sister rows like sisters do, but she's more than welcome to come obviously!'
Danielle made the admission on ITV morning show Lorraine yesterday, as she and Tony appeared on the programme to promote their appearance on last night's episode.
Tony said he would not propose to his girlfriend unless she gives up glamour modelling. He said: 'She has to keep her kit on, and then she can have the ring.'
In the fold: Danielle is finally accepted by Tony's family at the christening party
Gypsy-Gorja wedding: Traveller Tracey re-marries her long-time love, and gorja Phil in a romantic ceremony
Tony also spoke about his gypsy beliefs, and how he believes travellers should bring their traditions into the 21st century.
He added: 'I try to be traditional – I love everything about gypsies and what they believe in but as I say, it's 2012 and it is time for us to come up to the times now.'
And despite not yet being engaged, Tony and Danielle also spoke about their plans for their wedding when he does eventually propose.
He said: 'It's going to be bigger, fatter, gypsier. I've got 200 or 300 first and second cousins. They couldn't come to the christening because the venue wouldn't hold them all, but I promised them they could come to the wedding.'
Positively sedate! Tracey's wedding dress is in stark contrast to the over-the-top style favoured by most gypsy brides
Travel in style: But the pink horse-drawn carriage adds a touch of the fairytale