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Gary Barlow cuddles son Daniel in sweet pic after A-Level results

He's reflecting on his son turning 18

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Gary Barlow has said he finds it “strange” that he’s dad to an 18-year-old.

On Thursday, the former Take That singer marked the huge milestone with his eldest child, son Daniel.

Gary, 47, took to Instagram on Friday to share a picture of himself cuddling into his son’s chest as Daniel wrapped his arms around his dad.

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Gary wrote: “It feels strange to have an 18-year-old. It seems like yesterday we welcomed him into the World and now look!! My big friendly giant. #kids.”

Fans couldn’t get enough of the adorable snap and gushed about Gary and Daniel’s relationship.

One person said: “This picture is so funny and cute at the same time,” while another gushed: “The best thing about this picture is that, although he’s now 18 and taller, you still give him a huge hug!”

A third fan wrote: “This is the cutest. @officialgarybarlow you big softie.”

Gary Barlow and son Daniel
Gary said he finds it “strange” that he has an 18-year-old son (Credit: Instagram)

Gary also took to his Instagram stories to share a photo of an illustration of Gazza hugging Daniel.

The picture sees a speech bubble pointing towards Gary, which said: “My boy has grown up, he’s 18!!! I love you, Daniel.”

Meanwhile, a thought bubble is drew alongside Daniel which said: “Ugh.”

Gary Barlow talking about son
Gary shared a sweet drawing of himself and Daniel (Credit: Instagram)

It comes after Daniel celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday.

As well as marking his birthday, Daniel also collected his A-Level results which he passed with flying colours.

Sharing his pride, Gary congratulated his son on his incredible results.

Alongside a snap of himself and Daniel smiling for the camera, Gary wrote: “Congratulations Dan, not only a Mile Stone Birthday but A – A – B in your As.”

He also wished Daniel a happy birthday, writing: “Happy Birthday Daniel Barlow ! 18 years old today ! We’re so proud of you. Love Mum and Dad.”

One person told Gary: “Wow he’s the spit of you!! Well done Dan,” while another added: “Congratulations Dan and enjoy your special day.”

A third praised dad-of-three Gary and his wife Dawn, saying: “Well done Gary & Dawn for raising grounded, hard working children!”

Gary Barlow's son Daniel's 18th birthday
Daniel celebrated his 18th birthday on Thursday (Credit: Instagram)

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The singer – who is also a dad to daughters Emily, 16, and Daisy, nine, – also shared a photo of himself and Dan doing a spot of yoga.

Gary said: “Not only an amazing son but also my mate and my training partner.”

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