X Factor's Gary Barlow "devastated" over stillborn baby Poppy

Gary Barlow

X Factor judge Gary Barlow has confirmed in a statement that his fourth child has been delivered stillborn.

Take That star Gary revealed earlier this year that he and dancer wife Dawn were expecting once again.

In a statement released to the press today via his management, Gary said: "Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we've lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4 in London.

"Our focus now is giving her a beautiful funeral and loving our three children with all our hearts.

"We'd ask at this painful time that our privacy be respected."

Fans online were quick to support Gary, who is currently filming the new series of The X Factor.

Many took to Twitter and Facebook to send messages of support, with 'RIP Poppy' currently one of the highest trending topics.

Fellow X Factor judge Tulisa wrote online: "My thoughts & prayers are with @GBarlowOfficial and wife dawn tonight. Heartbreaking x"

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