The main reason I’ve decided to step away from X Factor is to focus on Take That, definitely. I see Take That as my main job, so it comes first. If the band are doing something then everything else moves to one side.
I haven’t written any songs with Take That yet – we’re literally going to start in January. We’ll get together and talk about what we’re doing and where we are. We’ll ask, ‘what’s happening in music, where shall we go from here?’. We don’t usually go too far from our own direction, but it’ll be big and dramatic – orchestral. I think it’ll be anticipated. By next Christmas it’ll have been four years since our last record – we can’t wait.