Congratulations to Robbie Williams ! It was reported that the on-again-off-again Take That member and hugely successful solo artist in his own right has become a father for the first time!

Breaking the news via his official website, the 38 year-old wrote a short but delighted sounding message that read "PRAISE BE, IT'S THEODORA ROSE WILLIAMS, AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS TEDDY..... BORN 3.33PM ON 18.9.12, 7LBS 4OZ... BABY, MUMMY AND DADDY ARE ALL ROCKIN.... THANK YOU FOR YOUR BEST WISHES."

Williams had announced back in March that he and his wife Ayda Field were expecting their first child together, the couple having married at the star's Beverly Hills home in 2010. Despite that, it's believed that the baby has been born in London. The news of the arrival is a sharp contrast to the tragedy that fellow Take That member Gary Barlow and his wife suffered after they suffered a still-born child last month. Williams and Barlow didn't see eye to eye for a long time after the former left the boy band in 1995, but the pair patched things up and Williams joined the band for a full tour last year. Given his friend's tragic circumstances, we're sure Williams will be treasuring Theodora just that little bit more.