Scissor Sisters lead singer Jake Shears has revealed the depth of his love for pop comeback kids Take That.

After Howard Donald missed tour dates in October due to a ruptured lung, Shears said he would be willing to leave his own band and stand-in for any Take That injury victims in the future.

"I absolutely love Take That and would drop everything to join them on stage," he told the Daily Star.

Howard was out of action for about four weeks after one back-flip too many saw him hospitalised and miss gigs during the band's Beautiful World tour.

"It sucked that Howard got injured," Shears added. "I would have been him for a while if they'd asked.

"Right now I have time in my schedule and it means I'd get to dance again – though I'd probably pass on the back-flips."

Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard are on tour until December 23rd, when their final date at the MEN Arena brings the three-month set to a close.


24/11/2007 19:59:33