X Factor alumni including Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily and Frankie Cocozza have all taken to Twitter to offer their condolences to X Factor judge and Take That frontman Gary Barlow and his wife following the tragic news that their daughter was stillborn.
Releasing a statement, Gary said: "Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4 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.”
Having got kind words from his fellow judges, Louis Walsh and Tulisa who wrote: "My thoughts & prayers are with @GBarlowofficial and wife dawn tonight. Heartbreaking x", stars from the last series soon followed suit.
Marcus, who was mentored by Gary on the show, tweeted: "That is the worst news I’ve heard in a while! :( RIP Poppy”, whilst Frankie Cocozza who was also mentored by Gary but was disqualified, tweeted:
"My thoughts are with Gary Barlow and his family, such terrible news.”
Amelia Lily, who was mentored by Kelly Rowland on the show, wrote: "Sending all my love out to @GBarlowOfficial and family."
One Direction star Harry Styles also offered his condolences, tweeting: "My Love, thoughts and prayers are with @GBarlowOfficial and his family at such a difficult time.. .xx"
Our condolences go out to Gary and his wife Dawn.