A hapless husband is still nursing a serious injury sustained when he lifted a hot iron to his face instead of the telephone that rang while he was pressing clothes.

After Mrs Paczkowski said he wasn’t helping out around the house, he decided to do the ironing while she was at work to ‘prove a point’.

‘Women are always going on about multi-tasking, so I set up the iron, opened a beer and put the boxing on the telly,’ said Mr Paczkowski, 32, from Elbag, Poland.