Take That have been entertaining themselves on tour by playing bingo.

Gary Barlow - who is joined in the British group by Mark Owen, Jason Orange, Robbie Williams and Howard Donald - has been hosting "Barlow's Bingo" nights for the band, using the kit he bought when he was a professional caller of The Game before shooting to fame in the 90s.

He said: "I used to be a bingo caller when I was first starting out.

"I used to love reading out the numbers. We have bingo nights backstage on the Take That tour to help everyone relax. We call it Barlow's Bingo."

Meanwhile, Robbie Williams - who has previously spoken of his desire to start a family with wife Ayda Field - has been showering lavish gifts upon his bandmate's kids, including giving Gary's 10-year-old son Daniel a pair of soccer star David Beckham's old boots.

Gary said: "My son Daniel loves Rob because he gives him footballs and he even gave him a pair of David Beckham's old boots.

"He thinks the best thing that's ever happened to me is knowing Rob."

Mark Owen added: "My children Elwood and Willow love Rob. My son draws pictures for him and Ayda. He's obsessed with him."