Jason Orange quits Take That
Jason Orange has quit Take That but has insisted there have been "no fallings out" between himself and the remaining members.
The 44-year-old revealed he would not be back for good ahead of recording and promoting a new album, but wished his "brothers" in the band the best of luck.
I have spent some of the best years of my life with Take That and I'd like to thank everyone who has been a part of my journey, including my band mates, who I feel are like brothers to me. > Most especially my gratitude goes to all of the good and kind, beautiful and ever-loyal fans of the band, without whom none of this could have been possible. Thank you.
The remaining members, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald said they "accept and fully respect" Jason's decision but said his decision to leave spelled "a sad day" for the band.