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Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 Boss: 'I Can't Stop People Having Sex'

03/03/2015 16:53 | Updated 20 May 2015

Fearne Cotton's boss: 'I can't stop people having sex'

Fearne Cotton's boss is not best pleased about her maternity leave.

Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper was asked by a reporter from his own Newsbeat programme if Fearne's departure had 'given him a headache'.

He replied: "I can't stop people having sex."

Before quickly adding: "All of us at Radio 1 are delighted for [Fearne and Jesse] and wish them all the best for the future. It's fantastic news."

The Newsbeat team then decided to use the first part of Ben's comments in tweets announcing that Fearne was leaving to have a baby.

Fearne's husband Jesse Wood was (understandably) riled by the quote. He took a screengrab of a tweet from Newsbeat, and shared it on his Instagram page with the caption:

"Thank you for all the kind words today about our special news, except this one."

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