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Gary Barlow shares shirtless photo of Jason Donovan on 50th birthday

Gary Barlow is close friends with Jason

Emmy Griffiths

Gary Barlow wished his good friend Jason Donovan a happy 50th birthday in the best way – with a shirtless snap! The Take That band member shared a photo of himself with the iconic performer spending time together on Twitter, and wrote: "Happy 50th Birthday @JDonOfficial we LoVE you #thedon #50." He also shared of snap of himself with the singer on Instagram, writing: "Let's all say an enormous Happy 50th Birthday to this legend @jdonofficial love this man so much. He's always the life a soul of every gathering. He's not only a great friend but an amazing dad, husband and human being."

Gary shared a photo of himself with Jason

Fans of the pair were quick to comment on the photos, with one writing: "Gary and Jason, we want a pop duet as a breakthrough summer smash hit," while another added: "I love that you highlighted those important qualities before the professional side! Being a great father and husband are two of the best, most important qualities we can observe in people, & it takes one to know one! Fab photo. Your families I'm sure are proud. Happy birthday Mr Donovan." A third person jokily added: "Jason was my first love before you came along. Happy birthday Jason, wish it's all you've dreamed of."

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Gary took to social media to wish them a happy birthday

Jason is celebrating his birthday just one day after Gary's eldest daughter, Emily, who turned 16 on Thursday. Gary shared a photo of her amazing chocolate birthday cake, and wrote: "Happy 16th Birthday to our beautiful daughter Emily. Wishing you the best day and make sure I get a slice of your healthy Birthday cake that mummy made!" He also shared a snap of Emily's birthday present – a marble-patterned suitcase with her initials emblazoned across the front, and captioned the post: "Just in case she forgets who she is."

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