Take That’s Mark Owen reveals X Factor judge interest

Singer says he would be happy to follow in the footsteps of his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow

Take That singer Mark Owen has admitted he would like to be a judge on The X Factor.

Owen said he would like to follow in the footsteps of his bandmate Gary Barlow by signing up for a job on the ITV show.

He told Key 103: “I’ve not had a call yet, but my phone’s on,” before he added: “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy of doing stuff like that.”

It comes after reports said Mel B had been dropped from the ITV talent show.

Take That recently said they are missing Jason Orange and that their forthcoming 42-date tour will be a challenge.

Barlow, Howard Donald and Owen will tour as a trio. The Take That Live 2015 tour begins in Glasgow tonight (April 27).

Donald explained: ”Sometimes you think you’re used to it then a new thing comes along, and we do miss Jason. But we are a three-piece. This is what we’ve got to do.”

”It’s our biggest arena tour. In the energy of the show you’re aware that J’s not there. But you don’t want people to feel it’s missing him,” Owen continued.

”That said, we’re respectful of J as well. We’re not trying to take his place. There are things we haven’t done because it was J’s thing.”

Barlow concluded: ”This is the biggest test and challenge for us.”

Orange left Take That in September.