'I've had a bit of a falling out with the wife': Robbie Williams admits his pregnant wife Ayda Field isn't happy that he might miss the birth of their first child
14:52 GMT, 10 September 2012
As he prepares himself for the arrival of his first child with his wife Ayda Field, Robbie Williams should be showing signs of slowing down.
But instead the doting father-to-be is busy doing his rounds today (Monday) promoting his latest single Candy on radio stations all over central London.
Whilst on air with Radio 2's Chris Evans, the singer revealed that his wife isn't too impressed with the fact that he's agreed to play four gigs in the UK when their baby could come any day now.
Decisions, decisions… This morning on Radio 2 Robbie Williams asked Chris Evans for advice concerning the possibility his wife Ayda Field go go into labour when he's away from home doing a show
Dilemma: Robbie Williams is expecting his first child with his wife Ayda Field any day now
Asking the popular host for some advice, Robbie started: 'I've had a bit of a falling out with the wife.
He continued: 'So I've got gigs this week, the baby could come at any minute, the wife has said, “If I go into labour and you've got a gig in say Leeds or Dublin, you've got to cancel it and come home.”
'I put it to you Chris Evans, I ask you, please tell me what I should do'
Admitting that it wasn't long ago that he was in the exact same situation as Robbie, Evans told him to have a helicopter on standby in case his wife should go into labour during one of his shows away from home.
Paying no mind to the radio DJs advice Robbie continued: 'I'm going to pretend. This is what I'm going to tell her [Ayda] there is some helicopter behind the gig in Dublin, but that's expensive, so I'm not really going to do it.'
He added: 'I'm going to tell her that's there and then keep my fingers crossed.'
Sticking to the ethos that that show must go on, Williams argued his case as Chris warned him that the birth of his baby, and told him: 'She'll probably be overdue because it's her first … However don't say there's anything standing by if that isn't standing by.'
Refusing to take note, the former Take That star said: 'I'm going to. I'm just going to lie'.
Looking good: Robbie Williams was pictured this morning (Monday) showing off his built physique following an interview at Radio 2 where he debuted his new single Candy
Fans who had been listening on, were quick to text in with their comments about Robbie's dilemma.
One wrote: 'Drop everything and go. Your fans will understand, I'm one, I am coming to the gig, it won't matter to me.'
Another one sent a message that read, in capital letters: 'Go to your wife Robbie'.
Joking he continued: 'I'm getting it. It's slowly coming to me.
Shocked by the response, Robbie said: 'Oooh – everyone seems to be very understanding.'
And after finding out live on air that he was insured for child birth if he did leave the show, he quickly changed his tune: 'Wherever I am, I'm sorry I've got to to leave that's cool – I'm sorted.'s.
Giving the thumbs up: Robbie appeared to be in high spirits as he headed to his next location
The 38-year-old singer was pictured earlier today (Monday) looking very buff as he left BBC Radio 2 following a catch up with Chris Evans.
Showcasing his built physique, the singer donned an ensemble which was a cross between smart and casual, as he exited the radio station with his thumbs up.
Robbie teamed his black V-neck with a pair of navy tailored trousers, a leather tuxedo belt and black shoes.
The Let Me Entertain You performer also stopped to take pictures with some fans before he headed on to his next interview with Radio 1's Chris Moyles.
Back on the day job: As the Let Me Entertain You singer left the radio station he signed autographs for some fans
'Say cheese': The 38-year-old played a funny face as he posed for a picture with a fan
Excited to be on air with veteran Chris Evans, Robbie took to his Twitter page this morning and made sure to keep his followers up to date with photos and messages.
Looking forward to giving his fans a first listen of the single taken from his ninth studio album entitled Take The Crown which will be out on November 5.
He tweeted: 'First radio plays today, exciting..'
Noticing Robbie's new physique after the singer complimented him on how well he was looking, Chris said: '/09/10/article-2201009-14F0218D000005DC-208_634x475.jpg” width=”634″ height=”475″ alt=”'Nearly time for first play': Robbie and Chris Evans beamed as they enjoyed a catch up session ” class=”blkBorder” />
'Nearly time for first play': Robbie and Chris Evans beamed as they enjoyed a catch up session
'Pressing play for the first time': Radio 2 posted a picture of Williams debuting his new single
Candy was co-written and produced by Robbie's good friend and former band mate Gary Barlow.
Speaking about the single, the Williams said: 'It's a summer song about a girl who thinks she's great. And she might be, but she's a bit nefarious with her ways.'
And Chris Evans referred to it as 'an instant number one'.
On the micro-blogging site this morning, the singer uploaded a picture of the artwork for the single which is a mask of Robbie's head covered in pink spots.
'Can't believe it's our final one': Moving to Radio One Robbie also posted a picture with himself and his Chris Moyles
With the help of friends: Robbie's latest singer was produced by Take That band mate Gary Barlow
Last month the Take That singer posted a topless snap of himself flexing his muscles on Twitter.
Robbie had clearly undergone a gruelling workout regime to develop such impressive biceps, abs and chest muscles.
And in addition to showing off his rock hard shape the picture also highlighted the singer's extensive collection of body art.
Buff body: Robbie Williams tweeted a topless snap of himself showing off his muscles last month