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X Factor star Tom Mann pays tribute to fiancée one year after she died on wedding day

X Factor star Tom Mann pays tribute to fiancée one year after she died on wedding day

Tom Mann shared an eight-year-old son with Danielle Hampson when she suddenly passed away

Former X Factor star Tom Mann has paid tribute to his fiancée Danielle Hampson after she passed away on the morning they were supposed to get married.

Mann, who appeared on The X Factor as part of the boyband Stereo Kicks in 2014, was set to tie the knot with Danielle on 18 June, 2022 following their engagement in 2019.

Tom and Danielle got engaged in 2019.

The pair shared an eight-month-old son, Bowie, and were ready to start their lives as husband and wife, but on the morning of their wedding Mann took to Instagram to announce that what was 'supposed to be the happiest day of [their] lives ended in irreversible heartbreak'.

"I can't believe I am writing these words but my darling Dani - my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life - passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th June," Mann wrote at the time.

One year on, Mann shared a tribute to the mother of his child with a black-and-white picture of Danielle holding Bowie.

"1 year, somehow," he began. "1 year ago, I put on my suit expecting to meet you at that town hall & tell you ‘I do’. I ended up wearing it in a hospital waiting room.

"1 year ago, my biggest worry had been that unbearable heat. It was impossible to know the unbearable pain that was about to come."

Danielle Hampson was mum to son Bowie.

The singer recalled waking up beside Danielle for the last time, and saying he had 'no answers to how or why' and 'no words' to express how he feels about it all.

"Nothing makes any sense & everything has changed. I don’t know why you couldn’t stay. Dan, Bowie will know everything that you were to everyone that knew you. He will know your love & light over your loss.

"I am so very grateful that someone as special as you chose me. Thank you for letting me love you."

Mann was flooded with support after sharing his post about Danielle, who had danced on tour with the Spice Girls.

The group were among those who shared condolences after hearing of Danielle's death, writing on Twitter: "We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Dani Hampson who was part of the Spiceworld 2019 family. Sending love and strength to Tom, Bowie and Dani's family and friends."

Mann has described Danielle as the 'brightest light in any room', saying he will miss her 'forever'.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Instagram/@tommanninsta

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