BACK FOR GOOD?

They may have broken many a young heart by saying it was all over back in 1996, and they may have lost their most colourful character 24 years ago, but, somehow, Take That are not only back but selling out stadiums like never before.

And for those who might have missed their recent Dublin visit, The Whale will be broadcasting a complete live broadcast from their current Greatest Hits tour.

So, you can relight your Take That fire without all the heaving, pushing and mile-long queues at the bar – and the bathroom – whilst Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Little Mark Owen take you through the soundtrack of your teenage wildlife.

And it’s hard to argue with 28 Top 40 singles – 17 of them hitting the Top 5, and 12 of them, the coveted no.1 spot. Take the whole planet into consideration, and the boys have had a staggering 56 number one singles, and 39 number one albums.

Not bad for a bunch of young chancers manufactured in Manchester, taking their early boyband status into the stratosphere before finding that their audience still loved them 10 years later, when they announced their official reunion in 2006.

So, get your dancing shoes and your drinking pants on, and prepare to singalong to the songs that made you swoon and sweat all those years ago. You’ll have plenty of time to get your breath back on those comfy Whale couches after the show…

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