Battle of the bumps! Take That's Gary Barlow and Mark Owen arrive at the Ivor Novello awards with their pregnant wives
14:20 GMT, 17 May 2012
This year seems to be a bit of a baby boom for Take That, and today Gary Barlow and Mark Owen proved that all is well with their expecting partners.
Both singers arrived at the Ivor Novello awards today with their pregnant wives on their arms who both looked healthy and happy.
Arriving at the Grosvenor House Hotel, both Gary's wife Dawn and Mark's wife Emma were showing off the growing baby bumps but were wearing very different outfits.
My bump's bigger than yours! Gary Barlow arrives at the Ivor Novello awards with wife Dawn while Mark Owen arrived with wife Emma on his arm
Blonde Dawn – who was a dancer on the group's 1995 Nobody Else tour – already has three children with Gary and is expecting to give birth to a baby girl later this year.
She couldn't wipe the smile off her face as she walked with her famous husband wearing loose-fitting clothes.
Dawn teamed a long black skirt with a sleeveless light-coloured top and strapped wedges.
Protective arm: Mark and Emma are expecting their third child which is due early this Summer
Carrying a blue and cream clutch bag, she kept her arm linked with Gary's and her head down as they headed to the event.
Emma, on the other hand, looked particularly confident as she strolled along side Mark wearing a bright red floral-print maxi dress.
The short-sleeved garment clung to her growing bump, and made the blonde look radiant.
The couple, who have clearly got their marriage back on track following Mark's stint in rehab in 2010, are expecting their third child which is due early this Summer.
Not expecting: Howard Donald arrived hand-in-hand with his girlfriend Katie Halil
Fellow Take That band member Howard Donald also turned up to the awards but his girlfriend Katie Halil wasn't sporting a baby bump.
Instead she showed off her slender figure in midi-length black dress, a black jacket and tan shoes.
Howard kept his dark green suit casual by wearing a pair of grey baseball boots and a navy blue T-shirt.
Gary and Mark, however, looked rather smart in navy blue suits but the two remaining members of Take That, Robbie Williams and Jason Orange, were nowhere to be seen.
Different looks: Shaznay Lewis chose to wear all black whereas Beverley Knight wore a dark turquoise dress and red shoes (R)
Robbie's wife Ayda Field is also expecting a baby – which will be the couple's first – and is due to give in a few months time
However, plenty of other singers graced the awards ceremony including Beverley Knight and Shaznay Lewis who both dressed up for the event.
Beverley highlighted her slim figure in a dark turquoise dress that clung to all the right places.
Trousers vs dress: Claudia Winkleman wore black jeans and a bold jacket whereas Cathy Dennis wore a black and white checked number and a teal cardigan (R)
She teamed it with red peep-toe heels and a thin gold waist belt as she posed with one hand on her hip.
Shaznay, on the other hand chose to wear all black in the form of a fitted dress, a matching blazer and lace patterned tights.
Claudia Winkleman looked stylish in black skinny trousers, matching heels and a palm tree and floral print jacket that made her stand out on the carpet.
Not alone: Gary Kemp poses with his wife Lauren while Don Black has a photo with singer/songwriter Lynsey de Paul (R)
Singer/songwriter Cathy Dennis chose to wear a dress and arrived in a black and white checked number which she wore with a teal cardigan and nude heels.
Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp arrived with his wife Lauren in tow who also showed off her legs in a floral print playsuit.
Another guest who arrived with a female was Don Black who posed for a photo alongside singer/songwriter Lynsey de Paul.
More guests: Boy George arrived in his trademark hat and a patterned shirt while Mike Batt wore a sheriff's badge on his suit (R)
Other male singers to arrive included Ed Sheeran who wore a black suit with trainers, Boy George who arrived wearing his trademark hat and a fancy shirt, and Mike Batt – who is best known for creating The Wombles.
Glastonbury Festival creator Michael Eavis appeared wearing a beige-coloured suit while Radio One DJ Chris Moyles spent time posing on the carpet in his dark attire.
Light and dark: Michael Eavis wore a beige coloured suit whereas Ed Sheeran opted for a black one with trainers (R)
Some of the guests who walked away smiling from the annual event – which awards British songwriters and composers as well a special award to an outstanding international music writer – included Adele, Justin Parker and Peter Gabriel.
Adele picked up her statue for the Most Performed Work, while Peter scooped the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award winners: Adele scooped the award for Most Performed Work while Peter Gabriel won the Lifetime Achievement Award