Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion were under 'pressure' to not have baby

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion have revealed to Sunday Night they were under “political pressure” to not have their baby in the first televised interview on their illicit affair.

The couple’s love affair rocked Australia, but in an interview with Channel 7’s Sunday night, Ms Campion said it “was all worth it”.

“You can’t help… I couldn’t help it,” she says. “You can’t help who you fall in love with.”

A new promotional clip for the June 3 episode of Sunday Night also references people who tried to stop their baby being born.

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion have claimed they were under “political pressure” to not have their baby. Photo: 7News/ Sunday Night

“Political pressure. They said if you don’t, they’re going to come after you,” a tearful Ms Campion says.

Mr Joyce responds: “They did”.

In the interview, which will air on Sunday, the pair speak about their son with Ms Campion saying she would “do anything to protect him”.

In the upcoming interview, the couple discuss the people who tried to stop the baby being born. Photo: 7 News/ Sunday Night

On Wednesday, it was revealed Mr Joyce had been granted extended leave from parliament ahead of the interview.

“In the last fortnight we’ve had drones over our house, we’ve had paparazzi waiting for us outside Armidale airport, we’ve had people following us to Uralla,” Mr Joyce told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.

“We tried just burning this out and that didn’t work.”

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion’s exclusive interview airs on Sunday June 3 at 8.30pm.

The couple’s love affair rocked Australia, but in an interview with Channel 7’s Sunday night, Ms Campion said it “was all worth it”. Photo: 7 News/ Sunday Night