Watch the full interview as Chris Maloney and Gary Barlow talk to Granada's Caroline Whitmore ahead of the X Factor final in Manchester
X-Factor judge Gary Barlow is taking a guest role in a new Miranda Hart comedy.
Gary Barlow has lined up his first solo tour for 13 years with a string of dates beginning next month, in Manchester.
Gary Barlow, Chris Evans, James May and Brian Cox have set off from Lands End in a pink Rolls Royce raising money for Breast Cancer Care.
The challenge will see them driving from Land's End to John O'Groats in a bespoke pink Rolls Royce Ghost.
They want to try and raise £1 million in 24 hours.
Gary Barlow heads off on a charity drive from Land's End to John O'Groats today accompanied by Professor Brian Cox, Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and Top Gear's James May.
The celebrities will travel in the same car - a pink Rolls Royce with an "FAB1" numberplate - and are expected to arrive in John O'Groats at around 4am on Friday morning.
Barlow and May spoke to Daybreak about their journey - with a little help from Cox:
Gary Barlow will be joined by celebrity friends today as he heads off on a charity drive from Land's End to John O'Groats.
Top Gear presenter James May, Professor Brian Cox and Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans will take the trip with the Take That singer to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
All four of the celebs will travel in the same car, a pink Rolls Royce, and are expected to arrive in John O'Groats at around 4am on Friday morning.Making a few stop offs along the way to meet fans, they will take it in turns to drive,aiming to raise £1 million for Breast Cancer Care.
Land's End - arrive for 9.45am
Bristol (Cribbs Causeway, BS34 5DG) - arrive for 1.20pm
Birmingham (Car Park N1, The NEC, B40 1NT) - arrive for 3pm
Warrington (Golden Square Shopping Centre) - arrive for 5.30pm
Glasgow (SECC, G3 8YW) - arrive for 9.30pm
John O'Groats - arrive for 4am
Take That singer Gary Barlow has praised the North West following his duet with his X Factor act, Christopher Maloney.
The pair sang the Take That hit 'Rule the World' in their duet.
X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney is vying for victory in the competition by singing a Take That tune with his mentor Gary Barlow.
Christopher, who was once a ship's crooner, will sing alongside Barlow in a performance of Take That chart-topper Rule The World during the duets section of tonight's final.
Maloney has been a favourite with viewers and has bucked expectations despite bookies ranking him the outsider to win the final.
He is up against fellow finalists James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas, who will perform their duets with mentor Nicole Scherzinger.
Take That star Gary Barlow has been awarded an OBE, for services to the entertainment industry and to charity.
He was given the honour by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London.
The Take That singer confirmed eight more gigs in January 2013 due to high popular demand.
Barlow kicked off his solo tour in Bournemouth last week.
The extra dates in January are as follows:
Thursday 10 - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Friday 11 - Aberdeen AECC
Sunday 13 - Leicester DeMontford Hall
Monday 14 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Wednesday 16 - London Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 17 - Brighton Centre
Saturday 19 - Scarborough Futurist
Sunday 20 - Manchester O2 Apollo
Tickets for the new gigs will go on sale on Friday (November 23) at 9.30am.