Sophie Ellis-Bextor gives birth

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 February 2009
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor gives birth

'Groovejet' singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor has given birth to a baby boy nine weeks early

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has given birth to a baby boy nine weeks early.

The 'Groovejet' singer - who was not due to have the tot until April - gave birth to her 2lb 2oz son after being struck down with the potentially life-threatening pregnancy illness pre-eclampsia.

Sophie's mother - former 'Blue Peter' presenter Janet Ellis - revealed: "Sophie has just had her second little boy. He was early, nine weeks early, but he is doing fine. He is doing very well."

This is the second pregnancy drama for Sophie and her husband - The Feeling bassist Richard Jones.

Sophie had an emergency caesarean operation at 28 weeks while carrying her first child Sonny, now four, after developing the illness.

The 29-year-old singer - who recently revealed she had taken up karate during her pregnancy - predicted she was going to have another son.

She said: "I don't know why, but I think I'm going to have another boy."

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