Tom Fletcher's wife is due to give birth weeks before McBusted go on tour.

The 28-year-old star and his spouse, Giovanna, announced their happy news last month but the singer is hoping the baby doesn't arrive later than expected since the band are set to kick off their tour on April 18 at Glasgow's SSE Hydro before embarking on 11 more shows.

Tom told the MailOnline: ''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.''

Tom - who wed Giovanna last year and the pair are childhood sweethearts from the age of 13 - has been keen to read all the right books before the arrival of his first child.

He quipped: ''I've been reading all the baby books, every single one of them. So much so that I think I could probably deliver the baby now if I had to. There's an app too, I've been using them all.''