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Baby joy as TV3's Anna welcomes new son James

TV star Anna Daly has given birth to beautiful baby boy.

The Ireland AM host and her husband Ben Ward welcomed their son into the world last night.

The new parents have named him James Scott Ward -- and he weighed in at a healthy 7lb 5oz.

Both mum and baby were resting today in Dublin's Holles Street hospital.

The 33-year-old gave birth in the hospital last night at 9.20pm.

"Mum and baby were doing very well," a TV3 spokesperson told the Herald this morning.

She added that Anna's co-workers on Ireland AM are looking forward to catching up with the popular presenter and meeting her new baby son.

"We are delighted for Anna and Ben and we are looking forward to seeing baby James very soon."

The chatty blonde, who married hubby Ben in an intimate family ceremony in Portugal in September 2008, kept up her fitness regime throughout her pregnancy, taking in yoga classes.

She has said she feels very "blessed" to be on the fantastic journey to motherhood.

"We had always planned on having children, it's just hard to time it properly," Anna explained when she announced her pregnancy earlier this year.

Anna made a return to her modelling roots by becoming the face for a new campaign for her husband Ben's company Mothercare, so she will have no shortage of baby clothes in the coming months.

Baby James's arrival comes just a few weeks after Anna's TV3 colleague Andrea Hayes gave birth to a baby girl, who has been named Brooke.

And the baby boom is continuing for staff at TV3 -- Ireland AM producer Victoria O'Brien is due to give birth in three months' time, while Xpose star Aisling O'Loughlin announced she was pregnant with her first child several weeks ago.

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