Australian singer Peter Andre has confirmed he's set to be a third-time father with his new girlfriend.

Reports suggested the Mysterious Girl hitmaker and his partner Emily MACDonagh are expectant parents, and now he's confirmed the happy news in his column for Britain's New! magazine.

He writes, "We were going to keep this to ourselves a little bit longer, but as everyone's been asking, I am very happy to tell you that

Emily and I are having a baby, and we are over the moon. Emily will make a brilliant mum."

The announcement comes as his ex-wife Katie Price nears the end of her pregnancy, with new husband Kieran Hayler. Price and Andre share two children, Junior and Princess.