Take That lead vocalist Mark Owen has become a dad for the third time, it's been announced.

"Mark, Emma, Elwood and Willow are delighted to announce the arrival to the clan of their beautiful new baby girl Fox India Owen," runs a press release.

"She was born yesterday at 7.45am weighing 7lb 1oz. They would like to thank all their friends and family for all the wonderful messages xxx"

The gift of life ladies and gentleman.

(NB: The three 'x's at the end of the message are not a censored bad three-letter word like CUM or TIT or FUK, but are instead meant to be kisses, express­ing warmth.)