Gary Barlow says Jason Donovan was his idol

Gary has confessed that his childhood idol was Jason Donovan.

The 41-year-old now is now a pop idol himself, having sold over 45 million records worldwide with Take That, as well as performing a record breaking stint of gigs at Wembley with the band and organising the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert.

Nonetheless, Barlow admits he looked up to Heart's very own Jason as a child, and saw him as an inspiration.

'I loved Neighbours,' beamed Gary. 'I used to watch the 1pm edition and the 6pm edition.

'I was an addict,' he explained to Australia's Sunrise. 'I remember Jason on Top of the Pops and I wanted to do what he was doing.'

The pair are now great friends... Just look at them below!

Jason Donovan and Gary Barlow backstage

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