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Robbie Williams announces arrival of baby daughter Theodora Rose

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field have had a baby girl Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Robbie Williams has become a father for the first time, he revealed last night.

The Take That star announced that his wife Ayda Field gave birth to Theodora Rose Williams yesterday afternoon.

He wrote on his blog: "Praise be, it's Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy..... Born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7Ibs 4OZ.

"Baby, Mummy and Daddy are all rockin.... Thank you for your best wishes XXXX."

Robbie and Ayda have been dating since 2006 Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

Robbie and his US actress wife recently announced that they had chosen a traditional name fortheir daughter.

He said: "No mad celebrity babyname. I dohave a sort of celebrity name but it's not Appleesque. It's a very solid,old-school name."

His former Take That band-mate Gary Barlow and singer Ronan Keating both congratulated the couple on Twitter:

The singer also expressed concern last week that he may miss the London birth while touring in other parts of the UK but said he had a private jet on standby.

He said: "There's a plane on standby and if I get that phone call I've got to go."

Robbie and Ayda have been dating since 2006. The couple married in 2010.