PICTURE: Allardyce delivers birthday cake to Ben Shephard live on air

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain to wish presenter Ben Shephard a happy birthday.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce made a surprise appearance on ITV show Good Morning Britain to present a birthday cake to presenter Ben Shephard.

Shephard is a Hammers supporter and Allardyce agreed to pop in to the studio to present a cake, two days ahead of the presenter's 40th birthday on December 11.

The appearance has been greeted with a flurry of Twitter responses from the football community.



Allardyce may be in celebratory mood himself having guided West Ham from relegation woes to European contention over the last 12 months.

It is unlikely that the former Bolton man would have been so willing to make this kind of media appearance when his job was under threat, but he is currently a hero with most of the Upton Park faithful.

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