Aging boy band Take That are hoping to enlist body doubles for their reunion tour, because they think they're too old and out of shape to prance on stage in skimpy outfits.

Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald, who reunited last November (05) without Robbie Williams, have a string of gigs lined up for 2006, but are dreading getting into shape.

Owen says, "I was hoping we could hire body doubles and hire actors to come on and do all the routines.

"Julia Roberts has a bum double, so maybe I can get one too, then I can wear the chaps again."