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Baby boy for Take That star Owen
Mark Owen
The singer recently completed a comeback tour with Take That
Take That star Mark Owen has become a father after his girlfriend, Emma Ferguson, gave birth to a baby boy.

Elwood Jack Owen was born on Saturday, two weeks overdue, and weighed in at 9lbs 2oz, said a spokeswoman for the pop singer.

"Both mother and baby are in great health," she added.

Owen, 34, recently completed a comeback tour with boy band Take That - minus Robbie Williams. The group are currently recording a new album.

The baby is the first child for the singer and his partner, who have been together for two years.

Owen, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, was one of the most popular members of Take That at the height of their fame in the 1990s.

He launched a solo career when the band split in 1996, and later won the second series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Ms Ferguson is an actress, who has appeared in TV series such as The Bill and Doctors.

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