From: The Mirror, Oct. 4, 2003

BLUR'S Alex James had double reason for celebrating at the Q Awards.

As well as scooping the prize for best album, the 33-year-old bassist told us he and wife Claire Neat are expecting their first child next month.

Alex, who once dated Helena Christensen, married Claire earlier this year.

At the bash at the Park Lane Hotel he confided: "I'm well chuffed."

The ceremony was a pretty tame affair compared to previous years. Bug-eyed Iain Lee from ailing breakfast show RI:SE on Channel 4, was a competent host.

Christina Aguilera, who was accompanied by two man-mountain companions, left as soon as the bash was over.

After the ceremony ended celebs, including Liberty X, the cast of The League of Gentlemen and comedian Simon Pegg, partied in the hotel bar until 3.30am.

Where's monkeyboy Liam Gallagher when you need him?