BLUE star Duncan James has slammed bandmate Antony Costa for failing to put his child first in his public battle with his ex-lover.

The ALL RISE singer was furious with Costa's behaviour towards his former fiancee and mother of his daughter EMILY - and James believes he will adopt a different attitude to parenthood when his own child is born next month (MAR05).

James says, "I look at Antony and his ex, LUCY. They got engaged then split up and it got messy.

"I was mad that they aired their dirty laundry.

"I thought, 'Pull yourself together. There is someone so much more important here - your baby.'"

23/02/2005 18:02