A Take That fan has forked out an astonishing £1.1 million for a private show, but it’s all for a good cause.
With the money going to Children in Need, businesswoman Elaine Fairfax, from London, placed the winning bid live on Chris Evans’s Radio 2 show.
Take That star Gary Barlow learned of the news live on air, and couldn’t quite believe someone was willing to pay over one million pounds to see them.
“No way … Oh my God,” said Gary.
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“This is a charity we all love … We’ll come and sing to you, have a drink with you, have selfies, see your friends, meet your mum and dad. Whatever you want us to do, we’ll do it.”
“Try and get rid of us! You’ll be pushing us out the door by the end,” he added.
The idea came about when radio host Chris emailed Gary with the suggestion, who replied with a ‘yes’ just minutes later after consulting with his bandmates, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.
This will be the first time Take That perform a private gig for a competition winner since the early days of their fame.
“The last time we did something like this was in 1991 for Jackie magazine,” Gary said.