A whole host of celebrities have been doing their bit to make life that little bit better during lockdown. From Daisy May Cooper’s incredible TikTok dance routines to Amanda Holden’s crazy quarantine outfits and Alison Steadman hosting a virtual Gavin & Stacey quiz, our most loved celebs have really been going the extra mile to put a smile on our faces.
And now, Take That are set to perform a charity concert – and yes, even Robbie will be joining the boys for the one-off special.
Taking place on Friday 29 May, the show will kick off at 8pm. But don’t worry, no one will be breaking any lockdown rules to make the concert happen – instead, each band member will be performing from their own home via video link.
In a slightly unusual partnership that we definitely didn’t see coming, the gig is being hosted by price comparison website Compare the Market, under their new venture, Meerkat Music. Unexpected, yes, but the promo video is so cute we won’t dwell on it.
So to watch the virtual concert – which will mark Gary, Mark, Howard and Robbie’s first performance in two years – you’ll need to head to the Compare The Meerkat Youtube channel or tune into the Facebook Live stream.
As we said, this is a charity gig and is taking place in order to raise money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation. In a statement, Robbie said: ‘I am really looking forward to performing with the boys again – it’s always a pleasure. Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation are both such brilliant charities and I’m thrilled to be supporting them around this show.’
Take That stated: ‘We are also delighted to be supporting Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation around this show, two charities very close to our hearts.’
The band added: ‘This is a world first for us!… Reuniting with our old friend online for a one-off performance!
‘It’s always great getting back together with Robbie and we are really excited to be part of this unique show that everyone can enjoy from home.’
Front row seats to a world-exclusive Take That concert? We’ll see you there (virtually, of course).