Gary Barlow to collect OBE at Buckingham Palace

Gary Barlow will receive his OBE at Buckingham Palace Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Take That star Gary Barlow will return to Buckingham Palace today to be rewarded for his long career in showbusiness.

The 41-year-old X Factor judge, who is one of several celebrities to be awarded today, will receive his OBE for services to the entertainment industry and to charity.

Barlow masterminded the triumphant Diamond Jubilee concert - staged at the Palace during a special bank holiday weekend in June - that featured a host of stars including Stevie Wonder and Sir Paul McCartney.