Take That fan pays £1.1 million for a private show

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A fan has paid a whopping £1.1 million to have Take That play a private show, in aid of Children in Need.

Gary Barlow was shocked when he was told the news - while locked in the toilet of his gym.

Businesswoman Elaine Fairfax, from London, placed the winning bid live on Chris Evans's Radio 2 breakfast show.

Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow (Ian West/PA)

"No way ... Oh my God," said Gary, when Chris told him the news.

"I'm very embarrassingly locked in a toilet in my gym because there's nowhere quiet here," he had said.

"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."

And he added: "Try and get rid of us! You'll be pushing us out the door by the end."

Take That
Take That (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The set will mark the first time Take That have performed a private show for a competition winner since the early days of their career.

"The last time we did something like this was in 1991 for Jackie magazine," said Gary.

The prize came about after Chris emailed the suggestion to Gary, who replied yes in just four minutes after phoning bandmates Mark Owen and Howard Donald.