Let It Shine's Gary Barlow 'Plans Take That' Reunion In Hopes Of 'Ratings Boost'

'In the end, Gary decided not to even ask Jason Orange...'

Gary Barlow is reportedly planning to stage a mini-reunion for Take That on ‘Let It Shine’, in what has been dubbed a ploy to boost the show’s ratings.

According to The Sun, the three remaining members of the group will team up with former bandmate Robbie Williams in the coming weeks, though anyone hoping to see the full five-piece back together could be in for disappointment.

<strong> Gary Barlow</strong>
Gary Barlow
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<strong>Robbie Williams</strong>
Robbie Williams
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Jason announced he was leaving the group in 2014, and since then, Gary, Mark Owen and Howard Donald have topped the UK albums chart with their most recent offering ‘III’, led by number one single ‘These Days’.

<strong>Take That when last we saw them as a five-piece</strong>
Take That when last we saw them as a five-piece
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Gary currently serves as Head Judge on ‘Let It Shine’, which hopes to find a group of singers to star in a new jukebox musical, based on the hits of ‘Take That’.

However, it hasn’t exactly pulled in the viewers, repeatedly losing out to ITV rival ‘The Voice’ in the ratings battle.

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