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Robbie 'set to marry girlfriend'

Robbie Williams will marry his American girlfriend on Saturday, it has been reported.

The singer, 36, will tie the knot with Ayda Field, 31, on an island off the coast of California, The Sun said.

According to the paper, Williams' Take That bandmates - who he dramatically rejoined last month - are not attending the "intimate" ceremony on Santa Catalina.

Among the guests said to be attending are his parents, and friend Jonathan Wilkes.

Los Angeles-based Williams and Field have been together for more than three years since meeting through friends. They are reportedly going on a two-week honeymoon before he arrives back in the UK to promote the new Take That material.

His previous girlfriends include model Rachel Hunter, pop star Nicole Appleton and actress Anna Friel.

Last month Take That ended months of speculation by announcing Williams was rejoining the band for a new album. He walked out 15 years ago.

Meanwhile it has been announced the singer will turn on Blackpool's famous Illuminations this year. Robbie will visit the Lancashire resort for the traditional big autumn switch-on on September 3.

Robbie, who releases his new single Shame on October 4, is no stranger to the town, having filmed the video for his hit single Advertising Space in Blackpool.

Robbie said: "Blackpool has so many happy memories for me and it will be a real thrill to turn on the 2010 Illuminations which I am told are seen by three million people every year. This will cap my 20th year of making music and I can't think of a better place to celebrate that than Blackpool."

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