Take That's The Band Musical! Gary Barlow reveals all on the show...

Let It Shine   Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow has revealed all Take That's The Band Musical and what the Let It Shine winners can expect.

In BBC One's talent show Let It Shine, five guys were cast in the roles of a new musical called The Band based on the music of Take That.

The winners of the group - Five To Five, made up of AJ, Curtis, Nick, Sario and Yazdan - will join the cast of the show when it kicks off in September.

Gary always said that the musical was not about Take That itself and it was recently announced it was actually about five girls.

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The revelation caused complaints from some viewers, who branded the roles given to the Let It Shine winners as nothing more than 'background singers'.

But now Gary has spoken out to explain all.

"Let’s set this straight right now, I am very protective of the guys in the show," he said. "We are doing something that has never been done.

"Our musical has three leads.

"One is The Band, the second leads are the young girls, and the third leads are the older girls. Our guys The Band are never off the stage."

He added: "I think we have an unbelievable band for this show. If we had gone round the country looking, I don’t think we would have got a better group."

The BBC also backed Gary in a previous statement.

A spokesperson told the Metro newspaper: "With Let it Shine we always said we were casting for a band to appear in a musical based on the music of Take That and they had to be able to sing and dance – like a boyband.

Let It Shine Gary Barlow

"The winners will sing and dance to 14 Take That numbers in Gary’s musical. We never said we were casting actors. But they will be front and centre of the musical."

The Band Musical will tour the country from September 2017 and finish its opening twelve month run in July 2018, with dates across England, Wales and Scotland.

Tickets go on sale from 3 April 2017 at 12PM from the Band Musical's website here.

 

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