Blessed with a bit off downtime between albums and tours, the Scissor Sisters‘ Jake Shears and Babydaddy reached out to recently re-formed boyband Take That and said they’d offer up Jake’s services as an understudy. Take That recently canceled tour dates after band member Howard Donald ruptured his lung at a concert.
Said Shears to the UK’s Daily Star: “I absolutely love Take That and would drop everything to join them on stage. It sucked that Howard got injured. 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 backflips.”
Babydaddy chimed in: “I love the way Jake says he would drop writing our album to join Take That, but I adore them too so I’d tell him to go for it. Jake hasn’t danced for the past couple of months because we haven’t been on stage and I think he needs a little pick-me-up. He needs to get his dancing shoes back on. I don’t need to hear a word Gary says – I just love him. I know I’m not in the majority here, but I think he’s the sexiest creature ever.”
And for a reminder of Take That at their campy peak, check out this gem:
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