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Sunday 21 September 2014

Barlow: Take That 'precious' to us

Gary Barlow has said that Take That is his main job

Gary Barlow has revealed that Take That is his top priority, even ahead of his own music.

The 42-year-old, who has released his fourth solo album Since I Saw You Last, insisted his solo career would play second fiddle to the chart-topping boyband.

"I took Take That for granted, we all did, and now it's come back to us, we realise how precious it is," he said.

"The band is for us all to take care of for the next 20 years, or whatever. We can leave it and do other things and come back to it, but it's my number one priority."

He added: "I see the solo album as a lovely little hobby for a year, and it'll mean I can release some music and do a tour, but the main job is always going to be Take That."

Gary is set to reunite with his Take That bandmates - Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen - in January to start work on their seventh album, although it is not known if Robbie Williams will join them.

"It all needs organising. We've all got families and there are lots of things that need moving around to make it happen," Gary admitted.

"I'm really, really looking forward to getting back with the guys though. It's our first [record] in four years, and that's daunting and exciting. So yeah, it's going to be one hell of a year."

:: Gary's album Since I Saw You Last is out now, and his tour begins at Belfast's Odyssey Arena on March 29, 2014.

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