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The former The X Factor judge is planning on going solo for the second time since Take That reunited in 2005.

Gary Barlow, 46, apparently wants to spend a year performing on his own in a series of intimate gigs.

“Gary loves gigging, it’s his passion,” an insider told The Sun.

Gary Barlow LEAVING Take That to go soloMark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow from Take That [Getty]

“With no huge Take That commitments at the start of 2018 he’s going to fill the void by going on a solo tour. He wants to play theatres and intimate venues rather than arenas.”

Robbie Williams and Jason Orange left Take That in 2012 and 2014, respectively, leaving Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary as a trio.

In a recent episode of ITV’s Lorraine, the threesome surprised Ross King as he spoke about new musical, The Band, which uses music from the legendary group.

Gary Barlow LEAVING Take That to go soloTake That as the original group [Getty]

The show is kicking off at the Manchester Opera House and the presenter got to watch the performance as well as attended the star-studded launch event. 

ITV had moments earlier aired a pre-recorded interview with Take That.

However, as Ross reported live from outside the theatre, he was left both stunned and amused as the band drove past in a van. 

Gary Barlow LEAVING Take That to go soloRoss King interviews Take That on ‘Lorraine’ [ITV]

Gary Barlow LEAVING Take That to go soloLorraine: Ross King couldn’t get over Take That showing up [ITV]

Getting excited, he exclaimed: “Lorraine, look, look, it’s the boys!” and as the van window wound down, he added: “It’s Howard! They’re off to do an interview.”

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