Gary Barlow has had quite the journey so far in his career becoming a member of one of the biggest boy bands of the 90s, Take That, to his failed solo career and back to Take That glory. Now a judge on The X Factor, Gary has become quite the sex symbol but it has not always been that way.
Talking about his failed solo attempts and resulting weight gain, Barlow explains, "It was about food, obviously, but was more a reaction to who I'd been. I decided, 'OK, nobody wants me. But I don't want to be successful anyway and, to make sure I don't do it again, this is how I'm going to look.'"
However, Gary Barlow reformed Take That and after a strict diet and exercise plan he soon managed to shift around 5 stone. Gary added, "The key to my healthy diet plan was the portion sizes. If you can control that, you can eat what you want." He even jokes about his new good looks.
Barlow continued, "I suppose now and again I do a photoshoot and it's, like, 'Wow, I'm going to send these pictures to my wife with the caption: See how lucky you are!' I don't know what else to say, anyone who takes that stuff seriously, well... " Gary Barlow can be seen judging on The X Factor every Saturday on ITV1.