SEAN Bean and his new wife have been secretly celebrating the birth of their first baby together.

Gorgeous Abigail Cruttenden presented her actor husband with a healthy baby girl on Friday night, I hear.

The birth, a week later than predicted, happened within a whisker of the couple's first wedding anniversary.

"The couple are absolutely thrilled," a friend said yesterday. "For the record, both mother and baby are doing fine, though they haven't settled on a name yet."

Abigail, 29, went into a private hospital at the weekend after going into labour at the couple's pounds 650,000 North London home.

Sean, 39, who stars with Robert De Niro in the new action movie Ronin, already has two daughters from his marriage to former Bread star Melanie Hill.

He split from Melanie, 35, after 14 years in 1996, blaming the break- up on his passion for soccer.

He fell for Abigail, who played his screen wife in ITV's hit swashbuckling drama series, Sharpe.
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