Barlow honoured with Trust Award
Published 06/11/2012 | 10:13
Gary Barlow was cheered on by his Take That bandmates as he was honoured at a prestigious music industry bash.
Sir Elton John presented Gary with the Music Industry Trust Award.
Presenting the award, Sir Elton said Gary was a "thoroughly fine human being" who had come through bad times without any bitterness. He said the jubilee concert was "one of the most incredible nights".
Gary said: "I've been doing this for 22 years now, and the one thing that's more apparent to me than ever before is how much I love performing. To be able to do it, I feel really lucky, I never want to turn my back on it.
"It's so special when you get something like this, because it's recognised within the industry. I'm a lover of this industry, I'd do anything to protect it, and when you're given something from that industry, I'm honoured."
Gary ended the night by performing a solo set including a cover version of Van Morrison's Moondance, before reuniting with Robbie Williams for his new single Candy. Gary was then joined on stage by his other three bandmates, before Robbie came back for a rousing rendition of Never Forget.
Also at at the event, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, central London, were Gary's fellow X Factor judges Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh. Other stars in attendance included Kimberley Walsh and Alesha Dixon.