The actor opens up about becoming a father

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Hugh Grant has talked publicly about his daughter for the first time.

The 51-year-old actor is besotted with baby Tabitha.

‘I did feel a little lumpy when I first met my daughter, yeah… but I am excited, actually. I like my daughter very much,’ says Hugh who saw her for the first time 24 hours after Tinglan Hong, 32, gave birth.

‘I shouldn’t have gone to the hospital at all because it brought all this attention down on the mother’s head.

‘But I couldn’t really resist it, so I went on the second day.’

Before Tabitha‘s birth, Hugh felt a little nervous about becoming a dad. But now he’s chuffed.

‘I thought, well, I’ll bluff through – but very little bluffing has been required,’ Hugh tells The Guardian Weekend.

‘I took my daughter to see my father who’s in hospital, and all the nurses were cooing over her. And I felt, well, pride.’

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