Gary Barlow In Afghanistan: The Story That Will Move The UK

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  • The X Factor judge joins our troops at Camp Bastion for a special one-off ITV documentary.

    Gary Barlow experienced life on the frontline first-hand when he joined British soldiers at Camp Bastion as part of a special ITV documentary set to air later this year.

    The as yet unnamed TV special promises to tell the stories of our troops currently stationed in Afghanistan, depicting what life on the army base is really like.

    42-year-old Gary, who is thought to be fronting the one-off documentary, spent three days with soldiers from the army, navy and airforce at base camp.

    Taking time out from his busy X Factor schedule, the former Take That singer listened to the soldiers’ stories, got a taste of their gruelling training regime and treated troops to a morale-boosting concert as a thank you for their incredible hard work.

    ‘On the show, [Gary] will be finding out from what life is like in camp and how difficult it is to be away from home,’ a source told the Mirror.

    ‘He listened to lots of their stories and they told him how much they missed their families, and he even performed some songs for them. Lots of the servicemen and women were saying his visit was a real boost to them.’

    Upon returning home, Gary reflected on his emotional time in the Middle East, tweeting: ‘Just got back from an incredible trip to meet the troops in Afghanistan. What an amazing experience and a lovely bunch of people. Thank you Camp Bastion!.’

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