Howard Donald's daughter to audition for The X Factor?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 March 2017
Howard Donald

Howard Donald

Take That star Howard Donald has revealed his 17-year-old daughter's plans to audition for a talent show

Howard Donald's daughter is planning to audition for 'The X Factor'.

The Take That singer has revealed that 17-year-old Grace - whom he has with ex Victoria Piddington - plans on following in her father's footsteps by going up against other hopefuls by performing in front of the judges on the ITV talent show or alternative series such as 'The Voice' in a bid to launch a pop career.

The 48-year-old heartthrob - who also has 12-year-old Lola with ex Marie-Christine Musswessels, as well as, newborn son Dougie Bear, who was born 10 months after their 14-month-old son Bowie with his wife Katie Halil - told the Daily Star newspaper: "I have got a 17 year old and, since watching me on TV, she has wanted to go on 'The X Factor' or some sort of talent show."

However, the 'Giants' hitmaker - who recently appeared on his band mate Gary Barlow's talent contest 'Let it Shine' - isn't too pleased that his teenage daughter wants to compete on a talent show and he is worried she will get "upset" by the critical judges and the intense process contestants go through on those kind of shows.

He added: "I sort of didn't want my daughter to be upset because it's a really tough thing to handle if you don't get through."

Meanwhile, Take That have bagged their own television show on ITV - again.

The trio - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard - have appeared in numerous TV specials on the channel since they reunited as a band in 2006 following a 10 year hiatus, performing hits from a mixture of their albums.

And ITV recently announced their return to the channel, ahead of their upcoming 'Wonderland Tour', with a new TV special that will air later this year.

The group, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, have sold over eight million concert tickets and currently hold the record for the fastest selling tour of all time in UK history for their 2011 'Progress Live Tour'.

The band said in a statement: "We are really looking forward to performing material from our new album 'Wonderland' some of it for the first time. But a Take That special would not be the same without a few classics also thrown into the mix!"

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