Iconic ’90s band reunites for a brand new podcast about their rise to fame

TAKE That are following in the footsteps of singers like Dua Lipa and Jessie Ware and launching their own podcast.

The group, made up of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, have created a six-part audio series to celebrate their new album This Life, out November 24th.

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen have created a six-part audio series to celebrate their new album This Life


Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen have created a six-part audio series to celebrate their new album This LifePhoto credit: Getty

In the episodes, the trio will discuss their journey from founding Take That in 1990 to today.

The first episode of the weekly That Take: This Life podcast will be available next Thursday, with the final episode arriving the day before This Life’s release.

They said, “Who would have thought that after all this time we would be putting professional podcasters on our resumes?”

“It was really a pleasure to sit together and just chat, about some things we’ve talked about before and some things we haven’t talked about yet.

“We hope people enjoy listening to us as we reminisce about old times and look to the future of Take That.”

The group announced their upcoming new album This Life exclusively on The Sun and revealed they would be touring 41 dates across 15 cities.

For the new album they went back to basics and secretly worked together in the USA.

In an exclusive chat, Gary said: “It’s been years since it was just the three of us, so this was really special.

“While we were recording in Georgia, we had breakfast together, just us, and then took an Uber to the studio.

“We had a two-hour singing session – a lot of work in a short period of time – and then went out to dinner together.”

Mark added: “This record was recorded in a different way, we went into the studio, there was a band in the room – everyone was holding sheets of lyrics.

“The studio days started and ended with a bigger band – and that was great, I think that comes across in the music.”

Gary continued: “It’s been longer than expected.

“Music has a tendency to tap you on the back when it’s ready to come out, and so we knew it was time.

“This started last summer and we knew everything we made would come out at Christmas.

“It’s one of our most personally written albums.”

During the interview, the trio also confirmed that Robbie Williams and Jason Orange would not be taking part in the album or the tour.

Gary said: “The only thing I keep hearing is that Take That are coming back but there is no Robbie and Jason.

“But Robbie hasn’t been in the band since 2011 and Jason left the band in 2013.

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“We’ve always said they’re welcome to join us, but we’ve done about 600 shows since we started.

“Right now there are three of us and we’re doing well.”

Gary B. Graves

Gary B. Graves is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Gary B. Graves joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: GaryBGraves@worldtimetodays.com.

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