The singer’s new arrival may mean that his appearance on the Let It Shine final this weekend is cancelled
TAKE That star Howard Donald was forced to miss the Gala night of Gary Barlow’s The Girls Musical as his wife is believed to have gone into labour.
The singer’s new arrival may mean that his appearance on the Let It Shine final this weekend is cancelled, as he continues to spend time with his family.
A source said: “Howard was upset to have missed the show last night but he needed to be on standby for the arrival of his fourth baby.
“He has always been a rock for his bandmates and Gary completely understood why he couldn’t be there.
“Everyone is really excited for the birth – it is just a matter of time now.”
The Gala night took place yesterday at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End.
The baby’s imminent arrival has thrown Howard’s appearance on the Let It Shine final this weekend into doubt.
Gary Barlow had staged a Take That reunion – complete with Robbie Williams – for the series finale of the BBC talent show.
But the judge could be left a member down with Howard dedicating his time to his new born.
Howard revealed he was going to become a dad again in October – just ten months after he and wife Katie welcomed son Bowie.
He shared the exciting news by tweeting that he would be having even more sleepless nights come February.
The singer tweeted: “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.”
Howard also has two daughters Grace and Lola from past relationships.