Gary Barlow can't wait to go on holiday without his kids.

The Take That frontman - who has children Daniel, 10, Emily, eight, and two-year-old Daisy with wife Dawn - is planning a romantic break with his spouse, though he claims he is worried about how well they will get along without the rest of their family.

He said: "The kids keep us pretty busy, although in about a week's time, we're going off on holiday, me and the wife with no kids, for the first time in about 11 years. I'm making a list of things we can talk about!

"I'm really looking forward to it, I'm taking my keyboard with me, and my laptop. No I'm not really."

Though the 'Flood' singer - who turns 40 today (20.01.11) - claims to struggle for conversation around his wife, he won't be finding other ways to occupy their time together after admitting he finds it "insulting" when people use their mobile phones in his company.

He told BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans: "I get really insulted when people bring their phones to the dinner table and send texts, am I not important enough for you? It really annoys me. "