Gary and wife Dawn are 'devastated' that they've lost their 4th child

Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn are mourning the loss of the baby girl they were expecting.

The X Factor judge’s 4th child Poppy was delivered stillborn over the weekend, 8 months into Dawn‘s pregnancy.

Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby,’ says Gary in a statement.

Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4th 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.’

A number of famous faces have taken to Twitter to send their condolences to the couple, who are parents to Daniel, 11, Emily, 9, and Daisy, 3.

‘My Love, thoughts and prayers are with @GBarlowOfficial and his family at such a difficult time.. .xx,’ Tweets One Direction singer Harry Styles, 18.

Gary‘s X Factor co-star Tulisa Contostavlos, 24, writes: ‘My thoughts & prayers are with @GBarlowOfficial and wife dawn tonight. Heartbreaking x.’

And boy band JLS say: ‘We send our condolences to @GBarlowOfficial and his family during this tough time..our thoughts and prayers with you..Marv and the boys x.’

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Anna Duff