25/05/2012 02:54 BST | Updated 24/07/2012 06:12 BST

Robbie Williams Expecting Baby Girl

Robbie Williams has confirmed he and his wife Ayda Field are expecting a baby daughter.

The Take That singer announced the pregnancy news in March, but has kept quiet about the baby's sex. However, he's now revealed he is going to have a girl, and is already making plans to ensure she can fend off potential suitors in the future.

He tells The Mirror: "It's a girl. I'm very, very excited about becoming a daddy. I can't wait. The missus is, like, 'Don't go telling' and I said 'I won't'. I'm going to teach her football and karate and boxing. That's the first thing she's going to learn to keep people like me and Johnny (Wilkes) away.

"My life is amazing right now. It's fantastic, you know?"

The Back For Good star's impending fatherhood has also influenced his charity work - he recently visited Mexican slums for Soccer Aid, and was moved by what he saw, telling The Sun:

"I can't believe a newborn is living in this place. You always feel that you want to do more - to do something right there and then. You can't help but get overwhelmed and I feel like it's affecting me even more this year with the little one in Ayda's tummy."