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Take That make surprise appearance at Manchester Opera House

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Take That surprised fans in Manchester on Monday night when they took to the stage at the finale of their new musical.

Mark, Gary and Howard performed some of their biggest hits at the Opera House to a delightful crowd.

The musical featured stars of the boyband Five to Five who were found through the TV talent show, Let It Shine. It tells the emotional story of a group of 16-year-old girls whose beloved boyband sound tracks their lives.

  • Caroline Whitmore went along.


Take That return to Manchester to launch new musical

Last week Take That made an emotional return to a very special venue in Manchester to launch their brand new musical. The new musical 'The Band', is a show based on their biggest hits. Take That won't be appearing in the musical but it will feature all of their famous songs, including Could it be Magic and many more. Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore joined them.

Take That's Gary Barlow stuns happy couple at Formby wedding

You'd think being the middle of a huge tour with Take That, Gary Barlow might like to rest on the weekends. Instead, he made another appearance at a local wedding to serenade the happy couple.

Gary stunned bride Chelsee Cousins and groom Dean Siadankay at Formby Hall with a rendition of A Million Love Songs.

A friend told Granada reports: "They are a beautiful couple inside and out with two fabulous children Marcus, 5 and Layla 2."


Take That to beam live show into cinemas across North West

Take That Live tour Credit: ITV Granada

Take That, one the UK’s most successful live acts, are to broadcast their live shows into cinemas across the North West.

Their show at London's O2 arena on the 19th June will be broadcast to over 20 territories and will have selected Encores worldwide.

Find out more here:

Take That Live Tour Credit: ITV Granada

And then there were three - Take That on life after Jason and Robbie

Anyone who has ever been to watch Manchester band Take That over the past 23 years will know that their shows are always a grand spectacle.

And last night's first show of their 51 date tour didn't disappoint as it was filled with fireworks, flying and fire!

After the departure of Robbie Williams, and more recently Jason Orange, the band have now kicked off their biggest arena tour to date as a trio and they're looking forward to coming home to Manchester.

Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore caught up with them:

Take That kick off tour as a trio

On tonight's Granada Reports we will be chatting to Take That as they kick off their tour as a trio. They'll be performing in Manchester next month. We won't make you wait all day though, here's a tiny bit from our entertainment correspondent Caroline Whitmore:

The boys have admitted it's hard work but just what can we expect from those Manchester Arena gigs in May?

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