Twenty facts about Take That

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

From Take That and Party to Wonderland - as Take That head to Norwich this week arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at some of their greatest hits and highlights.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

For more stories about Take That click here• Take That have sold more than 45 million records worldwide.

• They have released eight studio albums - Take That & Party (1992), Everything Changes (1993), Nobody Else (1995), Beautiful World (2006), The Circus (2008), Progress (2010), III (2014) and Wonderland (2017).

• They have received eight Brit Awards, including winning awards for Best British Group and Best British Live Act.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

• Take That first formed in 1990 in Manchester with band members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Robbie Williams.


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• Their first single Do What U Like was released in 1991 and reached number 82 in the UK charts.

• Take That's breakthrough single was a cover of the 1975 Tavares hit It Only Takes a Minute which peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart in 1992.

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• Their first UK number one was Pray in 1993.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

• They have had 12 UK number ones in total - Pray (1993), Relight My Fire (1993), Babe (1993), Everything Changes (1994), Sure (1994), Back For Good (1995), Never Forget (1995), How Deep Is Your Love (1996), Patience (2006), Shine (2007), Greatest Day (2008) and These Days (2014).

• Back for Good reached number one in 31 countries including the UK.

• Robbie Williams left the band in 1995 and returned in 2010 for the album Progress and the Progress Live Tour which became the fastest-selling tour of all time in the UK.

• Take That split up in 1996 after releasing three albums, and their last single first time around was How Deep Is Your Love which reached number one.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That's Progress Live tour at Birmingham Villa Park in 2011. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

• The group minus Robbie announced they were getting back together again in 2005, going on to do The Ultimate Tour in 2006 and releasing their comeback single Patience which went to number one.

• Take That's song Rule The World features in the 2007 film Stardust starring Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro, and which was partly filmed in Norwich.

• In August 2012 the band performed Rule the World at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics.

• Jason Orange left the band in 2014 and since then Take That has continued as a three-piece.

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

• In 2015 the song Get Ready for It, from the album III, featured in the film Kingsman: The Secret Service starring Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson and Michael Caine.

• The special effects in their live shows are legendary and include a huge elephant in The Circus Live and a flying machine in Take That Live.

• A huge 70ft robot man known as 'OM' was one of the defining moments of Take That's sell-out Progress Tour in 2011 – and he started life on a factory floor in Thetford. Warren Services and Boniface Engineering, both based at the Fison Way Industrial Estate, were tasked with turning the designs of Hertfordshire-based stage specialists Brilliant Stages into reality.

• The full list of Take That tours includes Party Tour (1992–93), Everything Changes Tour (1993–94), Pops Tour (1994), Nobody Else Tour (1995), The Ultimate Tour (2006), Beautiful World Tour (2007), Take That Present: The Circus Live (2009), Progress Live (2011), Take That Live (2015), Wonderland Live (2017).

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

• Take That are the co-producers of the new musical The Band which will feature the songs of Take That and star Five to Five, the winners of the BBC Let It Shine Competition.

For more stories about Take That click hereFriday's Take That concert at Carrow Road is sold out but there are still a limited number of tickets available for tonight's concert.

For more information, including how to book tickets for tonight, visit www.takethat.com/live/

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights.

Take That Present: The Circus Live in 2009. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

File photo dated 13/02/96 of a farewell wave from pop group Take That in Manchester (left to right)

File photo dated 13/02/96 of a farewell wave from pop group Take That in Manchester (left to right) Jason Orange, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald after announcing they are to split up. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 23, 2015. Queen Elizabeth II has been monarch for more than 63 years and is set to become Britain's longest reigning monarch on September 9. See PA story ROYAL Reign Photos. Photo credit should read: David Kendall/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Embargoed to 0001 Monday November 2, 2009 Undated handout photo of Take That, (left to right) Jason

Embargoed to 0001 Monday November 2, 2009 Undated handout photo of Take That, (left to right) Jason Orange, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, who are due to officially launch one of the largest cinema screens in Europe at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday November 1, 2009. The band will introduce a preview screening of the DVD of their 2009 stage show The Circus Live on November 18. See PA story SHOWBIZ Take That. Photo credit should read: Jason Bell/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The highly-anticipated new musical featuring the music of Take That is on its way to Norwich Theatre

The highly-anticipated new musical featuring the music of Take That is on its way to Norwich Theatre Royal. THE BAND will be produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams. Picture: Jay Brooks - Credit: Jay Brooks

Photo dated 11/1/93 of Take That, (l/r) Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams and

Photo dated 11/1/93 of Take That, (l/r) Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams and Jason Orange. Photo: PA/Neil Munns. - Credit: PA

Take That are coming to Norwich. Photo: supplied by DawBell.

Take That are coming to Norwich. Photo: supplied by DawBell. - Credit: DawBell

Take That are coming to Norwich as part of their 2017 tour. Photo: supplied by DawBell PR.

Take That are coming to Norwich as part of their 2017 tour. Photo: supplied by DawBell PR. - Credit: supplied by DawBell PR

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File photo dated 09/09/15 of Take That (left

EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK USE. NO COMMERCIAL USE. File photo dated 09/09/15 of Take That (left to right) Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, who have been announced as the first headline act for the annual summer music festival at London's Hyde Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 9, 2015. The band, reinvented as a three-piece after Jason Orange's departure in September 2014, will perform at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 9 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ TakeThat. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA

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(left to right) Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen of Take T

EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO BOOK USE (left to right) Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen of Take That pose for a photograph after performing at an intimate gig for 400 Heart listeners in London. Heart Live, in partnership with StubHub, took place at Under The Bridge. Heart presenters Jenni Falconer, Zoe Hardman and Toby Anstis all attended the event. London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 14, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA

(From the left) Jason Orange, Howard Donald, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow of Take That

(From the left) Jason Orange, Howard Donald, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow of Take That during a photocall in London, where they announced their first tour as a complete group in 16 years. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 26, 2010. The band's summer stadium tour around the UK includes four nights at Wembley Stadium after it kicks off next May. See PA story SHOWBIZ TakeThat. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Take That are coming to Norwich in June 2017. Photo: Andrew Whitton.

Take That are coming to Norwich in June 2017. Photo: Andrew Whitton. - Credit: Andrew Whitton

Take That are coming to Norwich in June 2017. Photo: Andrew Whitton.

Take That are coming to Norwich in June 2017. Photo: Andrew Whitton. - Credit: Andrew Whitton

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