Kenneth Tong has defended his sickening tweets to Gary Barlow about his stillborn daughter in an interview published on Friday.

The former Big Brother contestant said his messages on the social networking site, which attacked the singer and his wife after their fourth child was stillborn last weekend, were written to "get attention".

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Tong sent vile tweets to the Take That singer about his late daughter

After Twitter users launched a campaign to get him banned from the site, Tong told The Sun of how notoriety is all that matters to him, believing what he said was "funny".

“It’s quite a funny situation. I just thought of something funny to say and it evolved from there," he said.

“I know it’s a bit selfish but it’s about what I get out of it. This will get people’s attention.

“People will know my name and that’s all that matters.

Tong also said he is not worried about facing legal action, even if Gary decides to report him to the police.

“My tweets aren’t offensive to the point where they are illegal. I’m not worried about the police coming to my door. I have the best legal team," he boasted.

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Gary Barlow and wife Dawn's daughter was tragically delivered stillborn

In another chat with The Mirror, he showed again the sickening depths he will go to in order to get publicity.

"If people want to talk about me, I’m going to use it to my advantage," he said.

"I’m highly educated, I know what’s right and what’s wrong, but the guy’s not going to read it. Why can’t I say what I want?"

Tong - who was trying to grab the attention of model Rosie Huntington-Whitely with his tweets - has since taken to Twitter again to pass further comment on his actions, saying that his "continued notoriety" deserves recognition from the social networking site.

"With all my controversy and continued notoriety, twice over, I deserve to be Verified by @twitter. Do you lot agree?," he wrote.

He added: "Got the Press. Didn't get the Girl (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley). This situation defines a Pyrrhic victory."