Could It Be Magic? Take That’s Jason Orange is pictured for the first time since 2015 – and he seems to have morphed into Gary Barlow
Jason Orange quit Take That back in 2014 and decided not to return to the band for the reunion Coronation concert.
But he has been since out and about for the first time 2015 and Jason, 52, appears to have morphed into lead singer Gary Barlow, also 52.
Jason’s short hair-do is long-gone and instead he has a longer choppier style just like Howard Donald, 55, but his designer salt and pepper stubble has him looking like Gary’s sexier twin.
Jason looked handsome wearing a blue beanie hat, a long coat and beige combat trousers as he browsed properties in a local estate agent window.
Could It Be Magic? Take That’s Jason Orange, (left) was pictured out for the first time since 2015 on Tuesday – and he seems to have morphed into Gary Barlow
Swoon! Jason looked handsome wearing a blue beanie hat, a long coat and beige combat trousers as he browsed properties in a local estate agent window
Back for good? Jason’s short hair-do is long-gone and his designer salt and pepper stubble has him looking like Gary’s sexier twin
Take That first returned to the music scene as a three-piece after a ten-year hiatus in 2006, but Jason was the only member of the band to steer clear of the music scene during their decade long break.
He opted instead to try his hand at acting in a variety of stage productions.
The star reportedly turned his back on the London party circuit, opting instead for quieter nights at low-key venues in and around his native Manchester.
Take That had another break and performed for the first time in four years at King Charles III’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle earlier this month.
Howard Donald Gary Barlow and Mark Owen, 51, took to the stage to sing for the royal family and 20,000 fans at the historic residence in Berkshire, with a television audience of millions watching around the world.
Neither Jason nor fifth member Robbie Williams, 49, performed in a crushing blow to fans who dared to dream that the five-piece might come together.
Relighting everyone’s fire: Take That (L-R) Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow performed as a three-piece at the King’s Coronation on May 7
Pals: Jason and Gary pictured together a few years back
Together: The boyband have been operating with the three stars, Gary, Mark and Howard Donald since 2014 after Robbie Williams and Jason left to focus on their personal lives (pictured L-R Howard, Mark, Gary, Robbie and Jason in 2011)
Throwback: The five stars formed the pop group in 1989 and went on to achieve 12 number one singles on the UK Singles Chart along with eight number one albums (pictured in 1993)
Jason has kept his private life largely to himself but he did date comedian Catherine Tate, 53, in 2011, splitting after a few months
The singer first met Catherine when they both took part in a sketch for Comic Relief.
Catherine dressed up as the singer for spoof band Fake That alongside James Corden, Alan Carr, John Bishop and David Walliams, who made up the other fatter members of the band.
The pair hit it off and were again reunited six months later when they both turned out to support Walliams during his charity swim along the River Thames.
But as the press and fans picked up on their blossoming relationship, it reportedly caused friction between them.
And things came to a head when they spent New Year apart.
Jason reportedly saw 2012 in during a detox holiday to Thailand, while Catherine stayed in Britain.