Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, has become a mum after giving birth to her new son Beau.

The Spice Girl and her boyfriend Jade Jones announced the news after Bunton gave birth at Portland hospital in London at 11:12 BST.

Jones said mother and son were doing well and that the singer was tucking into some flapjacks and Coca Cola as he spoke.

He added: "He looks a bit like both of us. I'm over the moon.

"Emma's upstairs doing really well. She's recovering and bonding with the baby. They're just having a nap right now."

Bunton, 31, is set for a busy schedule after the birth of her son as the Spice Girls reunion tour gets into full swing.

The reformed group have announced a number of worldwide gigs after Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm decided to give it another go.

At a press conference announcing their reunion, Beckham noted that the number of kids the band now had meant they would probably have a crèche while on tour.

10/08/2007 16:30:47