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Thursday 18 January 2018

Barlow honoured with Trust Award

Gary Barlow arrives at the 2012 Music Industry Trust Awards
Gary Barlow arrives at the 2012 Music Industry Trust Awards

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.

The five original members of Take That were reunited once again as Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald joined in the celebrations and perform together.

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."

Prince Charles, who is away on a royal tour, even sent a video message commending the singer, who penned a song with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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.

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