Turner had called the band 'a load of old bollocks' in 2006

Arctic MonkeysAlex Turner has apologised for slamming Take That in 2006.

The frontman branded the boy band “a load of old bollocks” in 2006, but has now taken his insult back.

“We love Gary Barlow,” he told NME. “I think I really offended him a few years ago though, which I’m sorry about. I didn’t understand it then. Didn’t know what was going on, trying to ruffle some feathers.”

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