Gary Barlow reveals what it would take for Take That to break up

Boy band are reduced to three members after departures of Robbie Williams and Jason Orange

Gary Barlow has said that Take That would break up if another member left.

The 90s boy band originally reunited in 2006 without Robbie Williams, with Williams later rejoining from 2010-2012. Jason Orange then followed Williams out of the band in 2014. The current line-up consists of Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.

Speaking to the Metro, Barlow said: “It can’t get any less than three.”

He went on to say: “We come from a time where I felt everybody was making boybands, you couldn’t put them together quick enough. Disposable teenage boys.”

Barlow also disgusted the challenges of being in such a long-running pop group: “Even when you are in a group, you’ve got your record deal, the audition never really stops. People are always judging what you do. The idea that the audition is the end of it is wrong. If you want to be in the business on a nightly basis you are being re-auditioned.”


“It’s even harder when you’ve done well because people think, ‘He’s not as good as he used to be’. You are in this constant battle. At the same time, that is a thrill. Trying to up the game… that’s the long challenge.”

In November, Robbie Williams reunited with the three existing Take That members for a brief reunion to mark Williams’ BRITs Icon Award win.

The four singers performed classic cut ‘Want You Back For Good’, however the departed Jason Orange was not in attendance.