X Factor 2013: Gary Barlow (somewhat insensitively?) dubbed “The baby whisperer” after his Twitter message induces fan’s labour!

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As fans of X Factor judge and Take That singer Gary Barlow will of course know, he and his wife Dawn endured the horrendous trauma of losing their daughter – the couple’s fourth child – last August…

Little Poppy was stillborn after Dawn went into labour several weeks early. At the time, Gary issued a statement which read, “Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby.

“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.”

Gary then bravely went on to continue his work on X Factor, and at the time, the next round was the Judges’ Houses stage, and he chose to remain in the UK so he could continue to support Dawn and the couple’s three children.

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However, yesterday, after a fan tweeted to Gary “Seven days overdue and can’t sleep a tweet would be lovely pretty please” he replied, “bless u and good luck.”

The Daily Mirror reports, “Emma, a shop assistant, from Stafford, West Mids, jumped for joy then went into contractions and was taken to hospital where she gave birth to Ella Rose.

“Barlow, 42, was dubbed the ‘baby whisperer’ by other Twitter users.

Emma told the paper, “I was like ‘oh my God!’ and jumping up and down in the living room.

“The next thing I felt a sharp labour pain and literally within 10 minutes I was in labour.”

Now, obviously we’re happy for Emma that things turned out as they did, but was it not just a tad insensitive to tweet Gary about babies and labour?

Maybe I’m just overly-sensitive?

For now, here’s a reminder of a news report about Gary and Dawn’s tragic loss…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.