Gary Barlow teases bandmate about his age

Gary Barlow teases 43-year-old Take That bandmate Howard Donald about his advancing years

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This article is from 2011.

Howard Donald

Howard Donald

Gary Barlow teases his Take That bandmate about his age.

The singer - who turned 40 in January - mocks the eldest member of the boy band, Howard Donald, 43, about his advancing years, and he admits it gets to him.

Howard said: "I am very sensitive about my age. Gary will make jokes that I'm 46 or 47 and it really p***es me off. I feel like I'm still fit enough to go on, I don't feel my age."

While Howard is touchy about his age, Gary insists getting older doesn't bother him and is proud the group - which also consists of Mark Owen, 39, Jason Orange, 40, and 37-year-old Robbie Williams - are still going strong.

He said: "People still find it hard to believe I'm 40. Actually I'm not bothered about age. I'm really happy and it's lovely to be 40, I'd recommend it to anyone.

"Music is a young person's industry but you want a few of the older bands like us around. We don't have a plan for how long it is going to last."

To prove they're not past it, the group are set to embark on a sold-out European stadium tour this summer, featuring energetic dance routines and a £15million stage show which is rumoured to run to two hours in length.

This article is from 2011.

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.

Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 444 1902

With All Saints.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 5 May 2017

£59 / 0844 338 8000

Sat 6 May 2017

£59 / 0844 338 8000

Thu 1 Jun 2017

£59 / 0844 338 8000

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jun 2017

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Wed 14 Jun 2017

£59 / 0870 040 0004

Also on at:

Gary Barlow

Solo from Take That's songwriter-singer, promoting his new album, the cheesily titled Since I Saw You Last.

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1. HazelJ20 Jun 2012, 11:22pm Report

Gary that's mean, I am exactly 2 days older than Howard( did I just admit that publicly?LOL), so if he's old so am I. Howard is like a fine wine- gets better with age, & he still looks damn fine.

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