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Take That: The missing years
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Take That announce their comeback to the media

Take That are going back on the road next year for a nationwide tour.

The boy band, who split up in 1996, will be without Robbie Williams, who has carved out a massively successful solo career after quitting the band the previous year.

But what have the other members been up to in that time?


Big things were predicted for Gary Barlow after Take That.

He re-signed to RCA, had two solo UK number one singles and a million-selling album, Open Road, as well as some early success in the US adult contemporary music charts.

But his follow-ups flopped and he parted company with the label in 2000 to concentrate on song writing.

Barlow married Dawn Andrews in 2000, with whom he has two children.

Later the same year he made an appearance in ITV drama Heartbeat before signing a publishing deal with Sony and setting up the True North Music Company.

He has worked with the likes of Blue, Donny Osmond, and Christina Aguilera.

Barlow recently put his Cheshire estate up for sale.


Mark Owen had some post Take That success with his self-penned album, Green Man.

His early career as a singer-songwriter, however, failed take off and he was dropped by RCA in 1999.

Owen had trials for several top football clubs as a teenager and his passion for the game led him to present a show for the BBC ahead of the Euro 2000 tournament.

But Owen kept contact with music industry in the meantime - working with Space and Ian McCulloch from Echo and the Bunnymen.

His career was resurrected in 2002 after he won TV's Celebrity Big Brother.

He has since had a top five UK hit with the single Four Minute Warning and released two more albums.

Based in the Lake District, he is due to embark on tour later this month.


Howard Donald also attempted to start a solo career after Take That.

He recorded a single and shot a video for the track in Cuba but it remained unreleased after reported legal wrangles with his new label.

Donald then started work as a night club DJ, playing gigs at Butlins holiday camp in Skegness and in clubs across the north west of England.

Now working under the stage name DJ HD, Donald is a regular at venues across Europe, including Ibiza.

Donald split up from his long-term girlfriend but recently moved from the north west of England to Southampton to be closer to his four-year-old daughter from the relationship.


Jason Orange travelled around the world after Take That.

He later began an acting career after taking classes in the US.

After a small role on stage in Let's All Go To The Fair at London's Royal Court theatre in 1999, Orange went on to appear on TV as a drug dealer in the Lynda La Plante scripted drama Killer Net.

He also played a drug-crazed poet in Gob, a play at a small London theatre.

But he turned his back on entertainment in 2000 to study sociology and psychology at Manchester's Trafford College.

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