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Wayne Lineker celebrates 60th birthday after his footballer brother Gary fails to attend

Wayne Lineker celebrates 60th birthday after his footballer brother Gary fails to attend 2

Wayne Lineker celebrated his 60th birthday in Ibiza this weekend without his brother Gary after admitting he was desperate for his sibling to attend.

The Celebs Go Dating star threw a huge party at O Beach club on the Spanish island where he was joined by a host of reality stars and influencers.

But, after taking to Instagram earlier this month to say in a post that he’d have loved a ‘surprise’ visit from former footballer Gary, 61, as ‘life is too short’, his family member was nowhere to be seen.

Party time: Wayne Lineker celebrated his 60th birthday in Ibiza this weekend without his brother Gary after admitting he was desperate for his sibling to attend

Party time: Wayne Lineker celebrated his 60th birthday in Ibiza this weekend without his brother Gary after admitting he was desperate for his sibling to attend

The pair have famously had a turbulent relationship, with Wayne previously blaming Gary’s now ex-wife Danielle Bux for their 2009 fall out.

Businessman Wayne shared some sweet throwback snaps earlier this month on social media which showed him and Gary on a previous night out and dressed in smart attire when they were children.

Gary wrote: ‘I don’t think it’s too difficult to work out we’re not as close as we were #lifestooshort #brothers.’

Plea: Wayne took to Instagram earlier this month to say in a post that he'd have loved a 'surprise' visit from former footballer Gary, 61

Plea: Wayne took to Instagram earlier this month to say in a post that he’d have loved a ‘surprise’ visit from former footballer Gary, 61

Looking back: Alongside some throwback images, Wayne penned: 'If there was one person in the world I would love to surprise me at my 60th birthday party next week it would be this man'

Looking back: Alongside some throwback images, Wayne penned: ‘If there was one person in the world I would love to surprise me at my 60th birthday party next week it would be this man’

Sad: He continued: 'I don’t think it’s too difficult to work out we’re not as close as we were #lifestooshort #brothers'

Sad: He continued: ‘I don’t think it’s too difficult to work out we’re not as close as we were #lifestooshort #brothers’

Yet when Wayne took to Instagram this weekend to share pictures from his birthday bash, Gary was not to be seen in any of them, with Gary sharing snaps of his roast lamb lunch on his Instagram Stories on Sunday.

Wayne was joined at his party by the likes of his good friend, Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry, Love Islanders Calum Best, Curtis Pritchard and Jack Fowler and Celebs Go Dating stars Tom Zanetti and Kimberly Hart-Simpson.

He was also joined by a number of fans at his club and Wayne shared a shot of the crowd dancing outside in the sunshine on his Stories.

Reality stars: Wayne was joined at his party by the likes of his good friend, Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry

Reality stars: Wayne was joined at his party by the likes of his good friend, Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry

Famous friends: Calum Best flashed a broad grin as he posed with his arm over Wayne's shoulder at the party

Famous friends: Calum Best flashed a broad grin as he posed with his arm over Wayne’s shoulder at the party

Screen stars: Love Islanders Curtis Pritchard (pictured) and Jack Fowler joined Wayne to celebrate his milestone

Screen stars: Love Islanders Curtis Pritchard (pictured) and Jack Fowler joined Wayne to celebrate his milestone

Sharing pictures of himself with Gary earlier this month, Wayne wrote online: ‘If there was one person in the world I would love to surprise me at my 60th birthday party next week @obeachibiza it would be this man.

‘I don’t think it’s too difficult to work out we’re not as close as we were #lifestooshort #brothers.’  

Speaking on Celebs Go Dating in January Wayne revealed: ‘He’s always been a secret hero of mine really,’ when asked about his older brother. 

All smiles: Former TOWIE star Wayne looked happy as he posed alongside Kimberly Hart-Simpson, who appeared on Celebs Go Dating

All smiles: Former TOWIE star Wayne looked happy as he posed alongside Kimberly Hart-Simpson, who appeared on Celebs Go Dating

Busting some moves: He was also joined by a number of fans at his club and Wayne shared a shot of the crowd dancing outside in the sunshine on his Stories

Busting some moves: He was also joined by a number of fans at his club and Wayne shared a shot of the crowd dancing outside in the sunshine on his Stories

As he jokingly added: ‘He’s got the intelligence, I got the cheekiness, and obviously the looks.’  

It’s understood that Wayne and Gary were previously at the heart of a family rift following the pundit’s marriage to now ex-wife Danielle Bux in 2009. 

Speaking to The Sun in 2016, Wayne said: ‘In my opinion Danielle cost me my relationship with my brother. 

‘Sadly Gary is no longer a part of my life. Within a year we had spent less time talking than we ever had before.’  

Upset: It's understood that Wayne and Gary were previously at the heart of a family rift following the pundit's marriage to now ex-wife Danielle Bux in 2009

Upset: It’s understood that Wayne and Gary were previously at the heart of a family rift following the pundit’s marriage to now ex-wife Danielle Bux in 2009

He continued: ‘It was like an itch I couldn’t scratch and I couldn’t understand why our contact had fizzled out.’

Wayne later added that the final nail in the coffin came when he was banned from bringing his girlfriend of 18-months to the couple’s lavish Italian wedding in 2009.  

However, the couple separated in 2016 with reports claiming they had different opinions on starting a family together.

Gary has four sons, George, Harry, Tobias and Angus, with his first wife Michelle Cockayne who he married in 1986.

Cracks: Wayne added that the final nail in the coffin came when he was banned from bringing his girlfriend to Gary's lavish Italian wedding to Danielle Bux in 2009 (Pictured in 2015)

Cracks: Wayne added that the final nail in the coffin came when he was banned from bringing his girlfriend to Gary’s lavish Italian wedding to Danielle Bux in 2009 (Pictured in 2015)

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