'Very proud' Barlow has no plans to return OBE

Gary Barlow was awarded an OBE after arranging the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Gary Barlow has said he has no plans to return his OBE following calls for him to return the honour in the wake of claims he used an "aggressive tax avoidance" scheme.

Asked if he will hand it back, he said: "I'm very proud to have it. Very proud."

The Take That star and X-Factor judge is attending a reception at Buckingham Palace tonight hosted by the Queen to thank those involved in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.