East 17: 'Barlow's Kids Will Have Daddy Issues'

British boy band EAST 17 have launched a blistering attack on their 1990s chart rivals TAKE THAT, insisting singer GARY BARLOW's children will have "daddy issues". The STEAM stars, who played a London reunion gig last night (30MAY06) in response to Take That's 26-date UK stadium tour, poked fun at Barlow's limited dancing talents, claiming his young kids DANIEL and EMILY will be psychologically damaged by the sight. Singer/songwriter TONY MORTIMER says, "My friend's a Take That fan and loves Gary but when he came on stage last month and started dancing she just burst out laughing. "I have a 13-year-old daughter. If I'd done that, and been up on stage like that, she'd be embarrassed and tell me off. "But his kids are very young so hopefully they'll look back and understand. Or else say, 'Look here dad, we need to talk about this.' It's atrocious."


Contactmusic

Tags: Take That - Gary Barlow - Daniel


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

If you’re looking for a cinematic treat for all the family this weekend, then...

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel...

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

Bastille - Flaws [Live]

Bastille perform their 2012 single 'Flaws' live at The Troubadour in London to an enthusiastic crowd. The...

Bastille - Flaws [Live] Video

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

Colbie Caillat isn't known for producing 'trendy' pop songs of any kind, but she certainly always maintains...

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Last year's sleeper hit The Purge was an unusually intelligent thriller starring Ethan Hawke as...

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him...

Nightcrawler Trailer
Advertisement

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

There are all kinds of theories about Nicolas Cage's acting style, usually centred on whether...

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'

American rock legend Tom Petty reunites with backing band The Heartbreakers...

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

elliexuk's picture

elliexuk

You can so tell the East 17 arselickers from the foulness in your words, we TT fans are much more respectable and i don't remember an East 17 record because they were not memorable enough to remember seeing as they were so damn crap doh and besides i was defending Gary as a father not as an artist ok
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322485870

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

Gestoerte.de's picture

Gestoerte.de

I think you all have to chill out a bit !!!!!!!I dont really think that E 17 ever said that !If you have a look in the book :Take That now and then You will find this :Brain Harney: I suppose at the time I just kind of went along with it.It was kind of hard to make a judgement about take that anyway because you're just in the thick of being in a boy band, you're famous and your feet ain't really on the ground. Myself, I just kind of went along with what was being said and had a bit of a laugh with it. BUT the fact is, I've never disliked anyone in Take That,NEVER.So why would they say anything like this now HUH !?!Oh and by the way TAKE THAT RULES
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322485104

8 years 3 weeks ago
Report
View Comments

wookie's picture

wookie

i say good on ya tony!!! and what do you mean you can't remember any east 17 records? what planet are you from? they were only one of the biggest groups around in the 90s with one of the most recognisable number ones!!! bring back east 17 thats what i say!!!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322485061

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

clairey honey's picture

clairey honey

Oh dear...... How boring, sad and pathetic is this. The fact that Tony Mortimer has to constantly slag of Take That & Gary just to get himself in the press speaks volumes, it shows how immature and unimaginative tony really is, try saying something orginal next time or just shut the hell up. Gary Barlow is a very talented man who enjoys what his work and loves his family. Take That have far more to proud than East17 ever will.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322483726

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

mckemlassie's picture

mckemlassie

EAST 17 F**K OFF YOUR TALENTLESS MOROONS WHO SHOULD P OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND DO US ALL A FAVOR. ATLEAST GARY BARLOWS KIDS NO THERE DAD IS A HONEST MAN AND NOT A SMACK HEAD
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322485666

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

elliexuk's picture

elliexuk

I'm sure Emily and Daniel will be very proud of their Dad, he may be not so hot on the dancing score (at least he makes an effort) but he more than makes up for it vocally, To be honest how many of us have Dad's that are great dancers anyway. To be honest East 17 are pretty petty to think up this statement, i mean how brilliant were they???? i can't even remember an East 17 song, Leave Gary alone he's got more talent in his little finger than East 17 has as a collective.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322483898

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

ceceparade's picture

ceceparade

HA HA HAThis is hillarious, someone told me to look at this column for a laugh, and i can truly say it has given me one!Lets think......Take That fans and E17 fans must be between the ages of 22 - 30, dont you think its ridiculous and petty that you still act like you are 15! GET A LIFE!I liked take that and E17 back in the days. I saw terry and brian do a gig at some nightclub 2years ago,i have to say they were pretty bad. Havnt seen them back with tony......hope they do a better job though!. I did however go to see Take Thats reunion gig and it was amazing, even people who brought their kids and boyfriends/husbands raved about the show.I wish east 17 the best of luck, but dont think they will make a huge comeback!! they dont seem to have a clue how to market themselves anymore!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484907

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

Ravens Revenge's picture

Ravens Revenge

You East 17 haters need to bugger off! You think you know alot but the fact is your slagging off a band you know nothing about. Sure TT sold out their gigs quicker but they have had every media base covered fromt he start. Has no-one ever told you not to believe everything you read? So you read this peice of gossip and take it as gosspel and feel the need to trash East 17? Your calling Tony names for the "comments" he supposedly made about Gary yet your doing exactly what "Tony" alegedly said about Gary.. I'm sorry but you hypocrites need to get a grip of reality cause the only morons I see here are the East 17 haters who have nothing better to do that HATE!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484220

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

shamrockgiddle's picture

shamrockgiddle

ha ha bloody ha to all you tt Feckers East 17 r still nice blokes not smack heads as you lot put it.get a grip on life and grow up a bit.Look ay your lovely (NOT)robbie he is the worst creature of them all.God only knows what drugs that BXLLXX has took or indeed is still taking.Most blokes have probably dabbled in drugs etc in this day n age but u lot think u and that stupid band r saints.guess what u aint and nor r they.All u lot have to do allday is look at east 17 colums on the net!!!!thouhjt u were tt fans
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322485793

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

clairey honey's picture

clairey honey

Actually Take That are the better group. If any ones kids have issues it will those of Tony , for having a dad who doesn't have the brainpower to sell his bands ONE-OFF REUNION GIG in a creative way. So he just jumps on the back of those who are MORE SUCCESSFUL than he is. If my dad went around shouting and insulting people publically. I would want the ground to open and swallow me.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322486181

8 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

Take That Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Take That

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All