Gary Barlow's wife is expecting a third girl.

The Take That star's spouse Dawn will give birth to their fourth child - a sibling for Daniel, 11, Emily, nine, and three-year-old Daisy - later this year and the 'Patience' hitmaker has joked he and his elder son are now ready to be ''outnumbered''.

He tweeted: ''I have more news ... There's gonna be another Girl in the Barlow household ! (sic)''

Retweeting and responding to a message from a fan, he added: ''@Blondie37Sue:Congratulations!! You and Daniel don't stand a chance now, totally outnumbered!! xxx'' *i didn't need that pointing out* (sic)''

Gary has just returned to the UK after taking his eldest children on holiday and though he had an ''amazing'' time, he was desperate for his favourite beverage, a cup of tea, by the end of the trip.

He tweeted on Monday (16.04.12): ''Just leaving Joberg. Had an amazing week on safari with Dan and Emily. Quality Daddy time. British Airways get the kettle on (sic)''

When Gary announced Dawn's pregnancy, he joked he has set his sights on being named Celebrity Dad Of The Year, an accolade currently held by Peter Andre.

He wrote: ''What a lovely bunch you are. Thank you for all your kind messages. We are a very excited family.

''Next goal 'Celebrity Dad of the Year' #moveasideandre (sic)''