Thursday 8 December 2016

Full house for bingo band Take That

Published 13/05/2015 | 10:26

Take That - Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen - have been having fun on tour
Take That - Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen - have been having fun on tour

The packed-out venues in Take That's latest tour are not the only full houses the ageing boyband have seen this year after admitting they played bingo backstage.

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The group - now a trio of Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow - also put on quiz nights for the crew that tour with them.

Barlow told Free Radio: "We've got a big cast with us, as you'll see, we've got 20 dancers, eight-piece band. So what we try and do on days off is organise little events. We'll do a quiz night one night, just nice communal events to get everyone together. But we did bingo the other night and it went down a storm."

Donald said t he trio also have their own chef to prepare "energising" and healthy food to get them through their gigs.

Barlow said: " Like Howard said, the reason we eat so lightly is because we're on at half eight, and you don't want to be doing any of that burping stuff. Nowadays, for me, if I feel full when I'm going on, I don't enjoy the gig. I like to feel light when I get on."

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