Former All Saints beauty Natalie Appleton has given birth to a baby boy - her first with PRODIGY star husband LIAM HOWLETT.

The sexy singer - who has a 10-year-old daughter, RACHEL, from a past relationship - gave birth to her 3.1-kilogram (six-pound 13-ounce) son at an exclusive London hospital yesterday (02MAR04). The happy couple have named the boy ACE.

A spokesman for Appleton says, "Natalie gave birth to a baby boy named Ace Howlett. Liam is thrilled at being a first-time dad.

"Mother and baby are both doing very well."

03/03/2004 02:12