As posted earlier, it was Nicole Filan's birthday yesterday. So, in honour of the occasion, Shane decided it would be a fantastic idea to bring his little one-year-old baby onto the stage at Althorp and have the lads and the crowd sing happy birthday to her.
Gorgeous, right? A very cute moment from a doting dad who was obviously very excited about having a one-year-old baby girl. The apple of his eye. His darling progeny.
It's a wonder then, that the official website has issued an instruction to fans that they may not post any photos they took of Nicole on the boards.
This is hardly unexpected. Shane and Gillian have been guarding their daughter relentlessly, allowing no photos to be taken of her by anyone: the press or the fans. And that's fair enough, if they don't want to take out an ad in Hello! that's their prerogative. In fact, if it wasn't for the occasional foot peeking out of that blanket, we'd be questioning that she even exists and is just a way to cover up a fat phase that Gillian went through.
But if he's going to take her on stage, at a concert, in front of 10,000 odd people, how can he seriously expect some of those fans not to share their photos? Putting us on our honour isn't a bad way to go, and seems to have worked, as no photos have popped up, but it's a completely unrealistic expectation to force onto fans. He either wants to flaunt his daughter, or he doesn't; there's no in-between.