Gary Barlow visits Afghanistan for ITV special

The X-Factor judge Gary Barlow has joined British troops in Afghanistan as part of a one-off show to be broadcast later this year.

Gary Barlow has joined British troops in Afghanistan as part of a one-off show to be broadcast later this year. Credit: PA

Twitter images show the Take That star meeting squaddies and posing with written messages for their family.

He performed a concert for the troops, which will be aired in the hour-long ITV special in December

An ITV spokeswoman said: “We can confirm Gary is doing a one off special to broadcast on ITV later in the year.

"Owing to security restrictions it would be inappropriate to release any further information at this stage.”