Singer Mark Owen, the Take That star, is set to become a father again this year.

The singer has now joined the hat-trick club of the Take That band after fellow band members Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams announced that they were going to become fathers.

Mark's wife Emma is now more than four months pregnant and expecting their third child.

The news shows that the couple is happy together again after Owen admitted in 2010 to cheating his wife with at least ten other women. He also entered rehab to deal with alcohol-related issues after his confession.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "He's over the moon. He was keeping it a secret for as long as possible so he could enjoy keeping the special news in the family."

A few days back, Robbie Williams announced on his twitter page that that his wife was pregnant.

He said: "I've been keeping a secret from you all. Me and Ayda are going to be a Mummy and Daddy this year!!!!!!!!

X Factor judge Gary Barlow also announced that his wife Dawn was expecting their fourth child.

The bandmates are delighted they are all going to experience fatherhood in 2012 and have joked about the timing of their new arrivals, reported the Huffington Post

"The lads have had a right old giggle about the three of them having baby news about the same time," the Insider added.

"Gary was joking there must have been nothing on the telly a few months back for them all to get down to business."