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Take That confirm a greatest hits world tour

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen - will be going on the road across the world with their greatest hits album and with some of their classic songs re-worked.

Speaking on The One Show, Gary confirmed the news, saying: "It is a yes to both," Gary confirmed. "We're planning a world tour next year."

Howard added: "We're recreating some of the songs for the Greatest Hits. We've got three new songs that we're going to put on the Greatest Hits. We want to go to all of the territories that we've never been to before, like South America."

It comes as The Sun revealed the band are turning their musical The Band into a movie.

The manband are in advanced negotiations with film bosses to begin shooting next year following interest from Hollywood.

It comes as Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen announced the musical’s West End run this coming Christmas by performing a special set on the roof of London’s Haymarket Theatre with the show’s cast, and releasing colourful balloons.

In an exclusive chat, Gary told The Sun: “It’s definitely going to be made and could start shooting as early as next year.

“We don’t know who will be the direc­tor as yet, but we’re working on a deal now. It’s really exciting but we appreciate there’s a few hurdles to overcome first.

“Brad Pitt is playing me, obviously.”

The lads hope The Band will mirror the progress of West End hit Mamma Mia!, which made a hugely successful transition to cinema in 2008, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.

Gary explained: “Mamma Mia! took the essence of what the theatre show was about and put it on the big screen.

“And look at the success of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, musical movies are really popular now.”

The Band, written by Tim Firth, features boyband Five To Five, who were discovered on BBC1 show Let It Shine last year.

It kicked off its nationwide tour in September last year and will run at the Haymarket Theatre from December 1 to January 12.

The trio said performing on the landmark’s roof — where they were attached to the rails behind them — brought home how special the West End dates will be.

And by the first performance in the capital, everyone involved will have defrosted from yesterday’s antics.

Mark said: “When we organised this for March we thought we were going to hit spring. It was cold up there, but it was great.”

Howard added: “It reminded me of all those videos shoots we used to do which were all in the cold and all in England, nowhere very tropical.”

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