Gary Barlow often keeps his personal life out of the spotlight, but on Tuesday he made a heartfelt tribute to his eldest son, Daniel.
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The Take That star took to Instagram to mark the birthday of Daniel and he shared a photo of the pair together on the beach standing shoulder to shoulder. The 22-year-old towered over his father by a full head as the pair embraced each other while looking out to the sea. "Happy 22nd Birthday to our Dan. We love you mate and you make us so proud every day," Gary wrote.
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While many were quick to wish Daniel a happy birthday, many commented on his height, as one joked: "Big Dan is a unit! He could be a super hero."
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A second said: "I guess you know how Mark feels in the group," while a third posted: "Aw what a fab photo, happy birthday to Dan #heshuge."
A fourth teased: "Are you kneeling? HAPPY BDAY DAN!" while a fifth simply added: "So tall."
Last month, Gary gave his fans an intimate glimpse into his personal life by sharing pictures from his family holiday, which also happened to fall on his wife Dawn's 52nd birthday – and they looked completely besotted together!
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After marking her birthday on Thursday, Gary shared a few more snapshots – taken by their son Daniel - from their sun-soaked family break. "We're currently enjoying a family holiday," he said alongside a series of photos from a hike.
"As well as spending as much time as possible with everyone I also see a holiday as a great opportunity for exercise.
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"I often simply don't have enough hours in a day due to work. Holiday means early mornings for me and a chance to try new ways of moving. Hikes, classes etc etc and wherever possible do it with the fam. Here's a few shots of D and me hiking - photography by Dan."
Fans were quick to comment, with one writing: "Enjoy your holiday, Barlow family [heart emoji]." Another said: "Awww this is so beautiful, enjoy the rest of your holiday @officialgarybarlow and keep on sharing your holiday snaps with us all."
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