Mark Owen

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And then there were three... Mark Owen and Howard Donald and Gary Barlow of Take That

Thirty years ago, in Manchester, five young men were taken under the charge of music manager Nigel Martin-Smith, whose aim was to create a British ver(...)

This year’s X Factor winner Dalton Harris   stated in his first interview that he doesn’t want to be known as ‘the X Factor Guy’

Like the Ghost of Reality Telly Past or an embittered out of season panto dame, Simon Cowell squinted down the camera lens assuring one of his X Facto(...)

Now, in this 13th season, Alan Sugar’s punctured features have clenched into a permanent grimace.

Lord Shuggs is tired. With every passing series of The Apprentice his face has grown more curved and inward-looking. Now, in this 13th season, his pun(...)

You have to hand it to Take That. Not only have the Mancunian man-band managed to maintain a fan base for 27 years despite a few line-up changes and t(...)

At the Witnness Festival in Fairyhouse racecourse, Co Meath in 2000, ‘festival virgins spent their time sampling every delight possible’

Our Summers Past series mines the Irish Times archive to find interesting articles from previous summers. In 2000, the oddly spelled Witnness music(...)

 Gary Barlow holding his OBE. The Take That star faces calls to hand back his OBE over claims he invested in a tax avoidance scheme. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls for Take That star Gary Barlow to hand back his OBE over claims the pop star invested in a tax avoi(...)