Popstars reject Hazel has baby boy

Pregnant Popstars reject Hazel Kaneswaren was celebrating today, after becoming a mum.

Hazel, 25, gave birth last night to a bouncing baby boy weighing 8lbs 4ozs, at a hospital in her home town of Dublin.

The Irish lass became an overnight star after auditioning for TV's Popstars: The Rivals while eight months pregnant.

Hazel said last night: "I'm absolutely exhausted, it was quite a long labour, but I'm absolutely delighted. I've got a beautiful, healthy baby boy. It's all been worth it."

Her long term partner and father of her son, Bryan, was also at the bedside at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

They have not yet chosen a name for their child, despite having a "huge list", Hazel said.

She won an army of admirers, including judges Geri Halliwell and Louis Walsh, when she sang Joan Armatrading's Love and Affection at the Glasgow Auditions in August.

Despite objections from the other judge Pete Waterman, she was chosen to go through to the next round of auditions and made it through to the final 10, five of which will form two rival boy and girl bands.

But Hazel was later booted off the show - for being too old.

All the contestants had to be 24 or under on July 1st this year - but Hazel was just 10 days too old.

Hazel later said it was a relief to be out of the girl group and would continue to pursue her dreams of stardom - despite becoming a new mum.

"After I have given birth and rested for a few months I'm going to start a solo career," she said after being rejected from the show.

Hazel's story on the show, will be shown on Popstars: The Rivals Special Edition, on ITV1, Sunday at 7pm.

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