Take That had an on-stage mishap over the weekend which left members Howard Donald and Mark Owen stranded in a robot.

The pair got stuck in the massive robot’s arms on stage on Saturday in the City of Manchester Stadium and they briefly failed to join their bandmates towards the end of the performance. The 100ft figure is called Om and saw the pair stranded up in the air and eventually they had to be helped down by roadies using ladders.

A spokesman for the group said: "It did stop in motion at the end of 'Love Love' but the matter was resolved and by the end of the show he was standing tall again.

"There is no guarantee that with a mechanical structure the size of Om there will be no recurrence at some point but all seems fine now."