Peaches Geldof's baby is due on her late mother's birthday.

The TV star is expecting a boy on April 24 which is the same date her mum Paula Yates, who died of a DRUGS overdose in 2000 aged 41, was born and Peaches believes the significant date is a sign that her mother is "watching over" her.

The blonde beauty - who is expecting the child with her fiance Thomas Cohen - said: "I feel like it's a little wink from my mum - her way of sending a message to let me know she's watching over me and my baby.

"It was amazing for me when they told me that, very emotional and touching and just really beautiful. I was so happy.

"My mum was an amazing mother. We were alike in so many ways. It's really lovely that I'm experiencing something that she did at a similar stage of our lives."

The 22-year-old model explained her father, Live Aid organiser Sir Bob Geldof - who also had Fifi, 28, and 21-year-old Pixie with Paula - was "so happy" when the couple told him they are expecting their first child together.

She added in an interview with Britain's HELLO! magazine: "Oh my God, he was so happy, especially as I'm having a boy. The poor man's been surrounded by women up till now."

Peaches - who is planning a "traditional wedding" with her 22-year-old fiance, who fronts punk-rock band S.C.U.M - revealed her dad was "overwhelmed" when they told him about their engagement over the festive period.

She explained: "I knew he would be happy about it. I didn't realise how over the moon he would be. He's always been very supportive of me but he was really overwhelmed and emotional.

"He offered Tom a glass of champagne and told me he was glad it was Tom because, of all the boyfriends I've had, he's the favourite.

"He told us we must never break up, that we must make our child happy, get married and be together forever."