Take That fans were in for a treat last night – as the three-piece man-band joined up with James Corden for an extra-special edition of Carpool Karaoke, all in aid of Comic Relief.
Viewers saw the lads head Stateside as they went for a drive around LA with the Late Late Show grilling them in-between renditions of all their classics.
The guys described how touring and performing has changed since they started out back in the nineties.
Gary said: “I’ll be honest about being on stage, sometimes, you know what it’s like, you’ve got families, you’ve got home life, you’re meeting people before the show… I cant’ wait to get on there and have a bit of peace.”
As well as asking LA residents if they knew who the band were (they didn’t) and getting them to perform for bemused strangers, James asked Howard, Gary and Mark who was going to leave the band next.
Luckily it looks like no-one’s leaving yet, though Howard (our forever fave) told James “If I leave, I think Gary and Mark would be alright!”
Earlier in the week, Howard told Radio Times that the band were staggered at how much work went into filming each Karaoke episode:
“It was an amazing experience filming.”
“You don’t realise how much work goes into it. As soon as you get in the car you’ve got 30, 40 cameras pointing at you from different angles. You have to be sitting in a certain position. There’s a crew of about 25 people. You’re in convoy, and you’re driving around LA for almost three hours.”
The annual fundraising drive for Comic Relief saw members of the public donate over £71.3 million on the night, raising funds for important projects both at home in the UK as well as in Africa.
As well as James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Take That, viewers were treated to a special sequel to Love Actually, featuring a whole host of familiar faces from the original film – and updating it with a 2017 twist. Graham Norton hosted the ‘biggest chat show ever’ on top of performances from Ed Sheeran – who also ended up getting up close and personal with none other than comedian Greg Davies.
Yeah, that Greg Davies.
Anyway, a big round of applause to everyone who got involved and to those who donated loads of dosh last night. You superstars, you!