Gary Barlow announces first solo album in 7 years and gives Take That movie update on live TV - video

9 July 2020, 13:46 | Updated: 9 July 2020, 13:53

Gary Barlow went on Good Morning Britain to announce he is releasing his first solo album since 2013
Gary Barlow went on Good Morning Britain to announce he is releasing his first solo album since 2013. Picture: ITV/Getty

By Giorgina Ramazzotti

Gary Barlow announced that he is releasing a solo album at the end of 2020.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain today (Thursday, July 9) the Take That singer confirmed the new collection will be out in November and will be an orchestral project.

"I've got a solo album, first one in seven years coming near Christmas, November-ish," Gary Barlow told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on the breakfast news show.

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"It's very positive and it's with a 60-piece orchestra so get ready."

Gary Barlow attends The Global Awards on March 1, 2018
Gary Barlow attends The Global Awards on March 1, 2018. Picture: Getty

Gary's last solo offering was Since I Saw You Last in December 2013, which despite being held off the top spot by One Direction, stayed in the Top 10 chart for 13 weeks and sold an impressive 722,000 copies.

The singer also confirmed the Take That movie Greatest Days will start filming at the beginning of 2021.

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"We've got a film coming out next year featuring all our music that I think they start filming in January."

The news of Gary's solo project comes hot on the heels of the iconic Take That Meerkat Music reunion concert.

The gig saw Robbie Williams, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow reunite from their respective lockdown homes to perform the one-off gig.

Gary Barlow sang hits including 'Shine' and 'Pray' during the Take That 'Meerkat Music' Virtual Concert
Gary Barlow sang hits including 'Shine' and 'Pray' during the Take That 'Meerkat Music' Virtual Concert. Picture: Getty
Take That and featuring Robbie Williams perform during the Comparethemarket.com debut of 'Meerkat Music' summer concerts
Take That and featuring Robbie Williams perform during the Comparethemarket.com debut of 'Meerkat Music' summer concerts. Picture: Getty

The four bandmates sang hits including 'Pray', 'Shine' and 'Back For Good' during their online reunion concert.

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Take That also sing 'Greatest Day', 'The Flood' and rounded the gig off with an incredible performance of 'Never Forget' from their respective homes across the world.

"This is a world first for us!" the group said ahead of the concert. "Reuniting with our old friend [Robbie Williams] online for a one-off performance!"

Watch now: The Take That and Robbie Williams Meerkat Music concert in full