British pop star Tom Fletcher will be a new dad when his supergroup McBusted hits the road next year (14).

The MCFly rocker announced his wife Giovanna was pregnant just before Halloween (31Oct13), and days before he revealed his band would be hitting the road with members of Busted in 2014.

Now he has confirmed the baby's birth will come shortly before he heads out on the road.

Giovanna is due to give birth in March (14) and the MCBusted tour kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland, on 18 April (14).

Fletcher tells MailOnline.com, "Giovanna is due a few weeks before the MCBusted tour kicks off. I think we're just going to have to ignore the whole first babies being late thing and hope for the best.

"I'll obviously want to spend as much time as possible with Giovanna and the baby. Maybe they can join us on the tour? We'll just have to work it out as we go."