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Gary Barlow shares hilarious series of throwback snaps for Howard Donald's birthday

Emmy Griffiths

Gary Barlow has taken to Twitter to share an array of hilarious (and slightly embarrassing) snaps of his good friend and fellow Take That band member, Howard Donald. The star first tweeted: "Happy Birthday @HowardDonald and as a special present you can rehearse all day full out, no marking! Hurahhhh," before posting the selection of snaps.

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Gary wished Howard a happy birthday on Twitter

In one throwback photo, Gary is sporting bleach blonde hair while wearing matching boxer shorts and are posing in a photoshoot. He captioned the 90s snap: "Oh what a beast, oh what a man!" In another, the pair are again in boxer shorts while pouting to the camera, and Gary joked: "Dynamic duo." He also shared a screenshot of Matt Lucas and David Walliams spoofing them in the comedy sketch show Rock Profile, simply writing: "Amazing!" The final snap showed the pair spending time by the pool, with Howard sporting impressive dreadlocks. He wrote: "And the last one."

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Gary shared hilarious throwbacks

Fans were quick to share a giggle over the photos, with many sharing their own favourite photos of the pair. One wrote: "Happy Birthday @HowardDonald. Aww poor Thing on his Birthday!! Should be relaxing." Another added: "It's great looking back at how you've changed over the years." Howard recently opened up about his friendship with Gary while Take That took part in a Red Nose Day edition of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. Chatting about his dreadlock hairstyle, he said: "I'll tell you a story. I stayed in his [Gary’s] mansion like Disneyland in Cheshire, honestly it's like Disneyland. And because I was staying there with my dreadlocks he put polythene on the bloody pillow."