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Take That reveal they considered splitting up after Jason Orange left the band

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23 January 2015
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Take That have revealed that they considered splitting up after Jason Orange left the band. The band, who are continuing as a trio, said that they weren't sure if fans would want them to return without Jason.

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Howard Donald said: "We didn't really know whether the fans or supporters would like us to come back and do another album, but from all the support we thought 'well we love doing music, let's give them [the fans] what they want as well!'"

Gary Barlow also admitted they wouldn't have released another album if they didn't feel they could have done their "best work".

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Take That have continued as a trio since Jason Orange left the band

"We wanted to [carry on], I must say if we weren't inspired and felt like we could still do our best work, we wouldn't have done it but we don't feel it's over yet," Gary said. "We want to do more, we want to play more live stuff, we're still young boys Jonathan!"

While the band have gone on to achieve a number one single and album since Jason announced his decision to leave in September, Mark Owen said the door would always be open for both Jason and former member Robbie Williams to re-join the group.

"For both of them I guess… we hope one day they both come back, it just wasn’t the right time for them so you never know," revealed Mark.

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The band told Jonathan Ross that they considered splitting up

The bandmates were recently reunited at Howard's wedding to girlfriend Katie Halil, and the newlywed opened up about how he's finding married life, and said it was "inevitable" that they will have children together.

"I've lasted three weeks now so it's going well," Howard joked, adding that babies are on the cards for the couple. "I think it's inevitable, I think it's going to happen."

The full interview airs on The Jonathan Ross Show on 24 January, 9.20pm on ITV.

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