Jason Orange has shocked fans by leaving Take That.
And then there were three. Jason, arguable the hottest member of the current Take That line-up, has done a Robbie Williams and left the band.
Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald have said that they will continue as a trio after Jason told them he did’t want to commit to making a new album.
‘At the start of this year and with my full knowledge and blessing the guys began writing new material,’ Jason said. ‘There have been no fallings out, only a decision on my part that I no longer wish to do this.
‘They have my full support and encouragement to continue on with what is to be another chapter for the band.’
Here’s what his bandmates had to say in their statement: ‘We first became aware of Jason’s reservations a couple of years ago but had hoped that by giving him the desired time and space he may begin to feel differently. This has not been the case and we now have to accept and fully respect his decision.’