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Pop star Robbie Williams to be a dad

Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field Photo: PA

Robbie Williams is to become a father, as he announced his wife Ayda is pregnant.

The 38-year-old singer - whose albums include I've Been Expecting You - said he and Ayda cried when they saw the scans.

Williams, who rejoined Take That to tour last year, announced the news on his blog.

Williams performs at the MTV Latin America awards in Mexico City. Credit: Reuters

He said: "I've been keeping a secret from you all - me and Ayda are going to be mummy and daddy this year."

The couple tied the knot in August 2010.

His light-hearted blog entry continued: "We had sex - it works. We've seen scans and cried. Looked at babies in commercials and teared up...

"The nursery is already planned. Basically I'm in love with a little person growing in mummy's belly - and can't wait to be a daddy. Crying now."

He signed off "Roberto, Mum and Little Bump."