North-West Evening Mail
Wed 26 Sep 2007

Hucknall becomes a father

DAD: Mick Hucknall
DAD: Mick Hucknall

SIMPLY Red star Mick Hucknall is on “cloud nine” after becoming a father for the first time.

The singer’s girlfriend Gabriella Wesberry, who was pregnant when he made a recent tour of Barrow’s shipyard, gave birth to a daughter Romy True on Monday.

There was speculation that Mr Hucknall would perform at the Astute submarine pre-launch party two weeks ago, but it was too close to the date the baby was born.The flame-haired singer, 47, toured BAE’s shipyard with his father Reg Hucknall, who was born in Barrow and grew up in the town before moving to Manchester.Young Mick Hucknall spent many family holidays in Barrow where many of his relatives still live.Simply Red's website said: “Romy True Hucknall was born in London at 3pm weighing 9lbs. Mother and baby are doing fine and Mick is on cloud nine.” submarine pre-launch party two weeks ago, but it was too close to the date the baby was born.

The flame-haired singer, 47, toured BAE’s shipyard with his father Reg Hucknall, who was born in Barrow and grew up in the town before moving to Manchester.

Young Mick Hucknall spent many family holidays in Barrow where many of his relatives still live.

Simply Red's website said: “Romy True Hucknall was born in London at 3pm weighing 9lbs. Mother and baby are doing fine and Mick is on cloud nine.”

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