Pop star Gary Barlow's gig for British troops based in Afghanistan was cut short after a military alarm was raised ordering soldiers back to their quarters.

The Take That star jetted out to the warzone on Sunday (27Oct13) for a morale-boosting visit, and he mixed with personnel at military base Camp Bastion.

He took to a stage on Tuesday (29Oct13) to put on a concert for the troops, but after performing just two songs, his audience was ordered back to the tents after an alarm was raised.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence says, "A performance by Gary Barlow was cut short for operational reasons."

The singer went on to play a full show on Wednesday (30Oct13). His trip will be broadcast in a special Itv programme later this year (13).