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Take That's Howard Donald announces the birth of his fourth child - find out the cute name!

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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
22 February 2017
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Happy news for Take That star Howard Donald and his wife Katie Halil. The couple have welcomed their second child together - a little boy named Dougie Bear Donald. The British musician took to his Twitter page to make the announcement, which read: "Hello Dougie Bear Donald! He's here and he's beautiful! He arrived yesterday morning and we are over the Pluto."

The 48-year-old, who welcomed his first baby with his wife Katie at the start of last year, announced they were expecting another child in October. "Guess what? Me and Katie are happy to announce we will have our 2nd child in Feb. Yay! No more sleep for another 2 years!" he happily told fans. Howard and illustrator Katie tied the knot in a private ceremony on 2 January 2015 after meeting of the set of a Marks & Spencer Christmas TV advert in 2008. They then welcomed their son Bowie Taylan Donald on 12 January 2016.

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Take That's Howard Donald and his wife Katie Halil have welcomed a second baby

Their first son was named Bowie in honour of the iconic singer David Bowie, who passed away from cancer two days before the baby was born. Howard tweeted at the time: "Bowie Taylan Donald came into world on Tues 12th Jan. Mummy and daddy suffering sleep deprivation but life is wonderful, he is divine." The newest addition to the family is Howard's fourth child - he has two daughters, Grace, 17, and 11-year-old Lola from two separate relationships.

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The newest addition is the fourth child for the Take That star

On Tuesday night, it was reported that the star had to skip the gala night of Gary Barlow's The Girls Musical after his wife went into labour. It was recently confirmed that he will be reuniting with his former Take That bandmate Robbie Williams for one night only. But since the birth of his new child, it is unsure whether Howard will perform on the grande finale of Gary's show Let It Shine on February 25.

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