Take That to star in TV documentary

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 October 2010
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Take That are set to star in an ''initimate'' TV documentary, which will chart the last 12 months of their careers and the group's reunion with former bandmate Robbie Williams

Take That are to star in an "intimate" TV documentary charting the last 12 months of their careers.

The ITV1 film 'Take That: Look Back, Don't Stare' will follow Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, and chart their reunion with former member Robbie Williams as they set out to write and record a new album together.

All five members of the British pop band - who have sold more than 80 million albums between them - will discuss their hopes and concerns about working together as a five-piece for the first time since their infamous split in 1996.

John Kaye, ITV controller of entertainment, promises the documentary will give fans the unique opportunity to see one of Britain's best-loved boy bands in an "amazingly frank and honest" setting.

He explained: "We're thrilled that our great relationship with Take That continues and they feel ITV will be able to give viewers and fans the first opportunity to see this amazingly frank and honest film about the last 12 months of Britain's best loved band."

However, this is not the first foray the band have made into the world of television.

The five-piece have reportedly been persuaded by music mogul Simon Cowell to appear as mentors on this year's 'X Factor' to give advice to hopeful stars.

A source recently revealed: "'X Factor' has landed the ultimate trophy by getting Take That. We know the BBC wanted them for 'Strictly Come Dancing'. 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."

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.

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