BLUE singer Duncan James has become a father for the first time - to a baby girl.

The British ALL RISE star was with his former lover CLAIRE yesterday (26FEB05) throughout her seven-hour labour of 8 pound (3.62 kilogram) baby TIANIE-FINN JAMES.

James and Claire, who are no longer together, dated for two years from 1997 until 1998 and rekindled their romance briefly last May 2004.

He says, "I'm over the moon."

James' new baby leaves bandmate Lee Ryan as the only Blue member without any offspring. Simon Webbe has an eight-year-old daughter and Antony Costa is father to baby EMILIE.

27/02/2005 14:36