BLUE singer Antony Costa became a dad for the first time yesterday (10MAR04) - his ex-girlfriend LUCY BOLSTER gave birth to a baby girl called EMILY.

Despite the deterioration of their relationship, Costa was by Bolster's side to witness the birth, after almost two days of labour.

The proud singer says, "I am delighted the birth went smoothly and am pleased to report both Lucy and Emily are doing well.

"Emily is beautiful. I'm really excited and will be taking my responsibilities as a father very seriously."

11/03/2004 02:36