Boyband crime: Jon Holmes discusses Gary Barlow's masked shopping centre appearance

Boyband crime: Jon Holmes discusses Gary Barlow's masked Bristol shopping centre appearance

Take That's Gary Barlow (right) performed in disguise in a Bristol shopping centre over the weekend ... but was he up to no good?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Is boyband crime about to sweep the nation? We are not talking about the latest release from East 17 or One Direction, but the more nefarious activities of the country's baby-faced crooners that so often go unreported.

Gary Barlow's surprise appearance in a Bristol shopping centre over the weekend got Jon Holmes thinking. 

The Take That singer wore a Gary Barlow mask as he began playing the band's hit single Could It Be Magic on a piano at Cabot Circus shopping centre. 

Shoppers were astonished when Barlow removed the mask to reveal his true identity midway through the song. 

From this, Jon Holmes zeroed in on how the star used a mask to successfully conceal his identity, leading to a link with a rise in the numbers of boybands committing crimes.

To get the 'expert' opinion, he spoke to talkRADIO's very own celebrity guru Anna Williamson. 

"Barlow has form," she told Jon. "He's clearly a petty criminal, rampaging around shopping centres posing as himself. 

"It's the kind of thing I'd almost attribute to Simon Cowell, actually. History constantly repeats itself in boybandville.

"These boybands are lethal. They've been around for decades now, and they haven't put out a single amongst them.

"There's something else going on."

Listen to the hilarious exchange above. Go on, It Only Takes A Minute ...