X Factor judge Gary Barlow plunged into depression after Take That split

“I was embarrassed to be me”: Gary Barlow reveals how he plunged into depression after Take That split

3:20 PM on 9th October 2011

Dark days: Gary Barlow has revealed he suffered depression for years after Take That split

Dark days: Gary Barlow has revealed he suffered depression for years after Take That split

Boybanders: Gary and band members Howard Donald, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Jason Orange experienced considerable fame in the earlier 1990

Boybanders: Gary and band members Howard Donald, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Jason Orange experienced considerable fame in the earlier 1990″s

End of an era: In 1996 the boys announced they were parting ways and Gary embarked on a solo career that achieved mixed success

End of an era: In 1996 the boys announced they were parting ways and Gary embarked on a solo career that achieved mixed success

Ten years on: Gary, Mark, Donald and Howard rejoined in 2006 and have gone from strength to strength

Ten years on: Gary, Mark, Donald and Howard rejoined in 2006 and have gone from strength to strength

New gig: Gary has now landed one of the biggest jobs in TV as a host of the X Factor alongside Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Constavlos and Louis Walsh

New gig: Gary has now landed one of the biggest jobs in TV as a host of the X Factor alongside Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Constavlos and Louis Walsh

End of the line Craig Colton or James Michael might be going home tonight End of the line Craig Colton or James Michael might be going home tonight

End of the line Craig Colton or James Michael might be going home tonight

Winning smile: Gary will be sending one of his acts home tonight but will it be Marcus Collins or Frankie Cocozza Winning smile: Gary will be sending one of his acts home tonight but will it be Marcus Collins or Frankie Cocozza

Winning smile: Gary will be sending one of his acts home tonight but will it be Marcus Collins or Frankie Cocozza