Gary Barlow to host his own Christmas radio show on Magic

He will share some of his favorite festive songs

Author: Rhys FreemanPosted on November 26, 2021
Last updated on November 26, 2021

Gary Barlow will be on Magic Radio this Christmas with his own radio show! Gary joined Magic Breakfast presenters Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott to help them make it 100% Christmas and announced he would be hosting his own show.

The five-part Christmas series will see the Take That singer share all of his favorite memories of the holiday season, as well as picking out his most beloved Christmas carols, every Sunday at 5 p.m. starting November 28 and starting at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.

While chatting with Ronan and Harriet, Gary also talked about his new Christmas album, ‘The Dream of Christmas’, which was just released but confirmed that it will be the only Christmas album he will record: “I think you guys can only make one Christmas album. … I thought last Christmas was let’s face it a little disappointing, I thought it could be a great Christmas this one, so I’m going to go.

He also gave us a little preview of the Take That sequel, promising a tour in the next few years: “We might just start tickling some music next year, but we’ll definitely be touring the year after.” .

Gary Barlow isn’t the only star you can hear on Magic Radio this Christmas season, we will also be broadcasting Magic Radio 100% Christmas Songs where celebrities such as Emeli Sandé, Leona Lewis, Stephen Merchant, James Blunt, Westlife and Will Young people will choose a selection of their favorite Christmas songs.

Take a look at Take That through the years:


From a roster of five young men, Take That consisted of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Robbie Williams, with the original (short-lived) name of Kick It.


Take That’s original line-up from Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Jason Orange, and Robbie Williams. Fortunately, they changed their names and after a few unsuccessful songs in the early 90s, Take That’s groundbreaking hit, “It Only Takes A Minute” was released. The song was a cover of a 1975 song by Taveres and reached number 7 on the charts.


In 1992, Take That had hits with “A Million Love Songs” and “Could It Be Magic”. The boys’ follow-up single “Could It Be Magic” quickly propelled them to stardom with a number 1 streak nearby.


Take That enjoyed huge success in 1993 with ‘Pray’, ‘Relight My Fire’ (with Lulu) and ‘Babe’.


The group’s success continued in 1994 with ‘Everything Changes’ and ‘Sure’. Here they perform at the 1994 BRITs.


However, in July 1995, after countless successes, fans learned of the devastating news; Robbie Williams is said to be leaving the group following friction with other members of the group. Robbie later admitted in a 2005 TV documentary that he did “stupid stuff” after breaking up with the band over 20 years ago, but said he didn’t regret it because he was young.


The other members of Take That continued to perform in quartets.


Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Jason Orange performed at the BRITs in 1996. The remaining four-band continued touring and releasing songs for another year, releasing “Never Forget” and the Bee Gees’ cover. How Deep Is Your Love “, finally announcing that they would go their separate ways in February 1996.” How Deep Is Your Love “became the last number 1 of the group before they reformed 10 years later.

Late 90s

In the late 90s, three of the band members, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams, had a career as a solo singer with varying degrees of success. Jason Orange dabbled in comedy and Howard Donald, despite being the lead singer on several Take That songs, made a name for himself as a club DJ across Europe.


Skip nearly a decade ago and ITV brought the group together for a documentary called Take That: For the Record in which former boy band members were interviewed, discussing how they were discovered and reviewing their experiences within. of the group.


Following the successful reception of the documentary by fans and the press, the decision was made to reunite with the “post Robbie” line-up and a 2006 tour called “The Ultimate Tour” was announced. After an almost 10-year hiatus, Take That members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Jason Orange reformed in 2005.


Take That played on The X Factor in 2006. In 2006 they had a number 1 single with ‘Patience’. Gone are the cheesy ’90s pop tunes, Take That had grown up with their fans and the men, now in their thirties, revealed a much more mature sound, with their 2006 return single “Patience”. The song quickly reached No. 1 in the UK and across Europe, becoming the eighth best-selling single of 2006, spending a massive 11 weeks in the top 10.


In 2007, Take That began their ‘Beautiful World’ tour. Since their reunion as a quartet, it was clear that they had not lost the momentum they had in the 90s with another hit series including “Shine”, “Rule the World” and “Greatest Day. “.


After the release of the fifth album ‘The Circus’ in December 2008, the boys embarked on their ‘Take That Present: The Circus Live’ tour to promote it – and what a spectacle it was! Tickets for the entire tour sold it out in less than five hours, making it the best-selling tour in UK history.


Robbie Williams made an unexpected return to the band in 2010, teaming up with Gary Barlow – the first time since 1995 – to write a song that would appear on both Take That and Robbie’s albums. Then, later that year, the news that every Take That fan had been waiting for was confirmed, the original line-up would reform for the hit album ‘Progress’ and its live tour. Their single “The Flood” was released and peaked at number 2 with both Gary and Robbie on vocals.


After the band’s ‘Progress Live’ tour in 2011, they decided to take a break.


A few years later Take That reformed as a band to record their seventh studio album, but it was short lived, in 2014 Robbie and Jason decided to leave. Robbie had recently become a dad for the second time and said he would find it difficult “logistically”. The group continued as a trio of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen.


Take That returned earlier this year with their new album ‘Wonderland’ and single ‘Giants’ which peaked at number 13. ‘Giants’ was written by the three remaining members of Take That with a few co-writers and video. lyrics can be seen below.


After celebrating Take That’s 30th anniversary in 2019, the band released a Greatest Hits album titled “Odyssey”, which included a song “Re-imagined with New Arrangements and New Production”. He debuted at number 1 and the band embarked on a huge tour of the UK in 2019.

May 2020

Take That has reunited with former member Robbie Williams for a very special performances in May 2020 during the lockdown amid the global coronavirus pandemic, performing a 40-minute set.

june 2020

The band’s musical film Greatest Day has been confirmed in June 2020! Although it’s been in the works for a few years, things started to move over the summer, based on the jukebox musical The Band, featuring songs from Take That.

november 2020

Gary released his fifth solo studio album on November 27, ‘Music Played By Humans’, which debuted at number 1 in the UK! He presents the singles “Elita” with Michael Bublé and Sebastián Yatra, “Incredible” and “This Is My Time”. Other tracks on the album feature vocals from Beverley Knight, Alesha Dixon and James Corden, among others.


On October 7, 2021, Gary surprised fans by announcing that he was starting his own wine business. He shared photos of his new business Gary Barlow Wines on his social media.


In October 2021, Gary announced that his first Christmas album “The Dream Of Christmas” would be released on November 26. The album includes new songs like “How Christmas Is Supposed To Be” as well as Gary’s version of some classic tunes.
‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘The Dream Of Christmas’ were released on October 28 ahead of the album.

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