Former Take That star Mark Owen has revealed he lost his voice because he's been rehearsing so hard with his new band.

Owen, who returned to the public eye after winning last year's Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, said he has been rehearsing some new tracks and plans to tour soon.

"I've been rehearsing with a band the last couple of weeks," Owen told BBC Radio 1. "It's good when I've got a voice... I lost my voice - first time I'd sung with a band for a while so after a couple of days I sounded a little bit strange."