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Saturday 14th December 2019

Woman who was given £9000 for IVF treatment by George Michael gives birth

She has now paid a touching tribute to the generous star

Lynette Gillard, who was secretly given £9000 towards fertility treatment by George Michael, has given birth to a baby boy – and she's named him after the star.

Her baby son Seth Logan George Hart was born two weeks ago, and Lynette had the Wham! star's music playing while she gave birth.

Lynette had paid tribute to George (Credit: Channel 5)

"I hope he's looking down smiling, knowing I have what I've always longed for," she told The Sun.

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Lynette, 38, who went through nine IVF treatments in her quest to become a mum, only learned that George was the anonymous financial donor after his death.

And in another twist of fate, Lynette found out she was pregnant on Christmas Day 2016, the day George died.

Lynette had appeared on Deal or No Deal in 2008 and had spoken about why she was trying to win the cash prize for IVF treatment.

I hope he's looking down smiling, knowing I have what I've always longed for.

She won £3,000, but George Michael was watching the show and secretly contacted the show's bosses to offer the remaining £9,000.

After George died, Richard Osman, former executive producer on Deal Or No Deal, revealed the news of the star's secret donation.

Lynette learned the news on Twitter (Credit: Twitter)

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Lynette replied: "@richardosman for many years I wondered who had donated this money, and now I know. Thank you. RIP George what an amazing person."

There were countless other stories of the singer's generosity revealed following the music legend's passing.

David Walliams tweeted at the time: "When I swam the channel he gave @sportrelief £50,000."

Another tweeted: "A lady from a children's charity told me they were only still afloat because of George Michael."

Lynette told The Sun: "I'm sure when he grows up, Seth will look up to George as an inspiration."