Daniel O'Donnell has been forced to take to Facebook after hackers tried to set up a bogus account using his name.

The singing sensation has more than 82,500 loyal followers on his Facebook feed.

The fans receive regular personal updates from the singer about what himself and wife Majella are up to.

But the Donegal star has now become the victim of a hacker looking for friend requests to a bogus page.

A message posted today on Daniel’s official profile page has pleaded with fans only to follow the real page.

The message says “Hello friends. It has come to our attention that some of our fans have been receiving friend requests from a false Daniel O’Donnell profile that looks exactly like this official page. This is a fake profile and if you receive a friend request, please report it and delete it immediately.”

Daniel’s management says that all posts that come from this official page will have the blue tick next to Daniel’s name which confirms that the post is authentic and verified.

The message adds “If a post that appears to come from Daniel doesn’t have this blue tick, it has not come from the official page and should be reported. Thank you for reading and we’re sorry if anyone was alarmed by this scam.”