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Jeff Lynne steps in to help Take That recover from Orange split

Legendary hitmaker Jeff Lynne has replaced Jason Orange in Take That, becoming the group's secret fourth member.

The Electric Light Orchestra leader, who recently staged a comeback show in London's Hyde Park, has been working in the studio with Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, hoping to get them back to the top of the charts.


Lynne has quite a pedigree as a producer - he was also the mastermind behind supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and he has worked with living legends Sir Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson.


Take That's new album, III, will be released in December (14). A new single, called These Days, will debut on Friday (10Oct14).


Orange announced he was leaving the group last month (Sep14).