Robbie Williams has confirmed he won't be joining the rest of Take That on their huge summer tour after announcing that his wife is pregnant with their second child.
Fans were hoping Robbie would return to the stage with Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald when they hit the road in a few months times but the 40-year-old star says he has other priorities.
As well as his own 46-date European 'Swings Both Ways' tour, Robbie says he will also be busy 'being a dad again' following the announcement on Tuesday that his wife Ayda Field is pregnant again.
“It doesn’t mean to say I won’t join in along the way. Whatever happens, I am absolutely going to be in Take That - I love being in Take That.”
But he added: “After the tour wraps, I’m going away for a year or two.”
Robbie and his wife Ayda Field are expecting their second child
Ayda, 34, is due to give birth in November. The couple already have a daughter, 20-month-old Theodora Rose, known as Teddy.
Robbie said: “If we have a girl, it’ll be totally cool but I would quite like a little boy.”
The news that Robbie is set to become a dad again has also put the rumours that he is set to replace Kylie Minogue on 'The Voice' to bed.
The 'Angels' singer was tipped to replace Kylie as a coach on the fourth series of the UK version of the show after she bowed out after just one series, blaming 'tour commitments'.