Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has confirmed that her ex-fiance Jason Bell is the father of her unborn child.

The 28-year-old Insatiable singer has revealed she has reconciled with the former American football player and admits she expected everyone to assume he was the dad.

Speaking to HELLO! magazine, Coyle said: "I think we just forgot to tell everyone we were together.

"When I said I was pregnant I thought, 'Why's everyone wondering who it is?' Then I remembered, 'Oh yes, that's right. I do stuff on TV and people are confused.' So this clears it up!"

Jason, who dated Nadine from January 2008 until they split in March 2011, added: "I've never felt excitement like this in my whole life. Knowing we're having a baby takes it to another level."

Coyle further admitted that she was shocked to find out she was expecting, adding: "I think I was the least likely to be the first to have a baby, it would always come up.

"A couple of the other girls had wanted babies for a long time but I said no way ... It was definitely a shock, but I was really, really happy."