The Take That star Gary Barlow shows he's a proud dad with praise for son Daniel as he celebrates two huge achievements...

The 47-year-old singer-songwriter shared a few unseen snaps from his family album to mark two momentous milestones – turning 18 and getting his A Level results.

One snap, shared on his social media is a throwback picture of Gary’s son Daniel, who he has with wife Dawn, meeting his football idol Steven Gerrard, which he captioned: “Awwwww little dan with his hero” and the next clip showed someone, thought to be Gary’s daughter Daisy, nine or Emily, 16, making a birthday cake as Daniel celebrates his 18th birthday.

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Gary can’t resist poking his finger into the top of the cake and captioned it: “Little Sis making cake for the bday boy!” after sharing snaps of his son’s presents which included a Liverpool Football Club coaster and some football themed mints.

Daniel is the spitting image of his dad and he looked very mature in his dinner suit which Gary uploaded to mark him turning 18. He wrote: “Happy Birthday Daniel Barlow ! 18 years old today ! We’re so proud of you. Love Mum and Dad.”

Happy Birthday Daniel Barlow ! 18 years old today ! We’re so proud of you. Love Mum and Dad 💕🎉💕🎉💕🎉

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And in a third snap, Gary uploaded one of them together where you can clearly see the family resemblance. But this time Gary revealed his son’s A’Level results. he wrote: “Congratulations Dan, not only a Mile Stone Birthday but A – A – B in your A’s”

And in another snap, Gary praised his son for being his friend and trainer. He gushed: “Not only an amazing son but also my mate and my training partner” followed by a smiling face emoji and some muscles.

Not only an amazing son but also my mate and my training partner 😀💪💪💪

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Fans couldn’t contain their excitement over the new pictures. One wrote: “Beautiful and smart… can we start the fan club now?! Happy birthday Dan! Hope you have an amazing day” a second wrote: “Like father like son… you’re so lovely” and a third teased Gary by writing: “WOW but please lead by his example. No shirt next time please.”

We doubt this is the last we’ll see of the duo!