With countless number one hit records under his career belt, Take That Gary has never paused to drink up the lime light and bath in the success.
The mature Take That singer – who practically single handedly scrolled out most of the band’s biggest hit singles, including UK number one tracks ‘Pray’, ‘Babe’, ‘Back For Good’, ‘Never Forget’, ‘Greatest Day’ and ‘Shine’ – says he’s so driven,Â and eager to continue onto his next big money making venture that he forgets to stop and drink up the moment to appreciate what he has achieved.
He said: “I always try to tell myself if you have a number one or if you have something that people are loving, take that moment and go, ‘This is brilliant,’ but I never do it.
“It’s a bug, you know, and I think it’s more in songwriters than in anybody else.”
Although no doubt he will continue to get reminded on every X Factor show, Gary accepted that he has been and can still be far too serious in his pop career, but insists that he was relaxed somewhat since Take That – who initially split in 1996 – reunited in 2005.
The popular musician – who is currently sitting head of the table as straight talking judge on ‘The X Factor’ – told Radio Times magazine: “I’ve approached it this time completely differently with a totally relaxed attitude, not taking things too seriously – though I do take a lot of things seriously.”