X Factor mentors Take That

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 August 2010
Take That

Take That

Simon Cowell has signed Take That up to perform and act as mentors on this year's 'X Factor'

Take That will act as mentors on this year's 'X Factor'.

The 'Greatest Day' hitmakers - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange, Howard Donald and Robbie Williams, who recently rejoined the group - have been persuaded by the show's producer Simon Cowell to appear on the talent programme and give advice to wannabe stars.

It had been thought the ITV show faced competition from its BBC rival 'Strictly Come Dancing' to get the band to on so Simon is extremely pleased with his coup.

A source said: "'X Factor' has landed the ultimate trophy by getting Take That. We know the BBC wanted them for 'Strictly. But we've beaten them to it. If the boys had gone for Strictly' they'd have been singing while a bunch of dancers pranced around them on the show.

"At least with 'X Factor' they can use their musical expertise to help the acts."

Last series, there was a Take That-themed week with Gary and Mark both acting as mentors, while Robbie sang his hit 'Angels' with runner-up Olly Murs in the final.

Take That

The prototype boy band have re-lit their own fire and returned to cash in those nostalgia dollars, and have proved far more credible than any of us could have imagined. Now reduced to a three-piece as Jason Orange bows out but Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald soldier on.

Anfield Stadium, Liverpool

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Prices to be confirmed

With Rick Astley.

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

Tue 28 May 2019

£60.50–£208.90 / 08444 775 775

Birmingham Arena

Sun 12 May 2019

£55–£99 / 0871 945 6000

Mon 13 May 2019

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Tue 14 May 2019

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