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Billie Piper and Gillian Anderson give birth

Billie Piper and Gillian Anderson were last night celebrating becoming mums to baby boys.

Actress Piper (26) gave birth to a son by emergency Caesarean at 1am yesterday, her husband Laurence Fox revealed.

Piper, who stars in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, endured a 26-hour labour before undergoing the operation.

The couple named their newborn son Winston James Fox, her actor husband said.

Fox told reporters outside the private Portland Hospital in London: “He is beautiful, he is sweet.”

When asked about Billie’s labour, he said: “The emergency Caesarean only took about 20 minutes. “Billie is happy, of course she is, she’s a mum. I am tired but not as tired as her — I am a proud father.

“Mum is doing really well, no complications. Healthy, brilliant.”

Winston weighed 6lb 11oz, Fox said.

Wearing jeans and a grey jumper, a tired-looking Fox went outside the hospital on a number of occasions to smoke yesterday as reporters and photographers gathered. The proud father showed reporters outside the hospital a picture of new-born Winston on his mobile phone.

Elsewhere, X-Files actress Gillian Anderson also gave birth to a baby boy. Baby Felix was born in a London hospital on October 15 and weighed 6lb 15oz, her Los Angeles agent Kelly Bush said.

Felix is the second child for Anderson (40) with her partner Mark Griffiths. The couple, who share a home in London, already have a one-year-old son, Oscar, and Anderson has a 13-year-old daughter, Piper, from her first marriage to X Files art director Clyde Klotz.

Speaking at the London premiere of her new film, How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, last month, the heavily pregnant actress was tight-lipped about the name chosen for her third child.

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