Gary Barlow: Jason will be at gigs
Gary Barlow is confident Jason Orange will be at Take That's forthcoming gigs.
The 44-year-old singer quit the group last September but his former bandmate knows his friend will be in the audience when the trio hit the road later this month, though he doesn't expect him to join them on stage.
Gary said: "He wants to come to the shows, he'll definitely be there. I don't think we'll be able to get him up on stage but he'll be there."
Gary - who is now joined in the band by Mark Owen and Howard Donald - found like without Jason "very strange" at first, but he and his bandmates have now adjusted to life as a trio.
He added to MailOnline: "I think we've gotten used to it. It was very strange to start with it but it's been over six months."
And the 'Patience' hitmakers can't wait for the tour to begin so they can treat fans to an "extravaganza".
He added: "We're just so excited to hit the road. People come to a Take That show expecting an extravaganza and that's exactly what they're going to get."