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New dad Shane in dash to help Haiti

Proud Dad Shane Filan welcomed the newest addition to his clan, baby Shane Peter into the world this weekend -- but it seems the Westlife star won't have much time to bond with the young tot.

The Diary can reveal the singer will have to leave his new arrival and namesake in the capable hands of wife Gillian, while he and bandmates, Nicky Byrne, Cian Egan and Mark Feehily take to the studio to lend their vocals to Simon Cowell's new charity single, a remake of REM's Everybody Hurts.

The foursome are expected to jet out in the coming days to begin recording the single in London, which the media mogul is hoping to have on the shelves as early as next week, in a bid to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Among those signed up to join the Flying Without Wings singers is Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, Robbie Williams and Cheryl Cole.

And while Shane is reluctant to leave his new bundle of joy so soon, a family insider explained how the generous star was determined to do whatever he could for those in need.

"He's hoping to go ahead with the single as long as he and the boys don't have to go any further than London to record it," he explained.

"Then, naturally, he'll be taking some time off to spend with his family."

Shane and Gillian's third child was born shortly after 9.30pm on Friday, weighing in at 6lb 9oz.