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Take That in Wendover

Published by Dan Gooding at 6:11am 9th January 2019. (Updated at 8:38am 11th January 2019)

We finally get to see what Take That were up to in Wendover last year.

The video - part of a Suzuki campaign - shows them surprising florist Catherine Waterman and taking her to her dance class.

The band caused quite a stir when they were spotted filming in the town in November.

Now we get to see the final result:

The band has been taking take time out from rehearsing for their upcoming Greatest Hits tour as part of their 30-year anniversary to surprise three of their biggest fans – all nominated by their friends and family – with Wendover-based Catherine being one of the lucky few.

Catherine thought she was being filmed for a Take That super fan documentary when the band turned up in a new Vitara.

The whole village was brought to a standstill as the high street had been closed for the band’s visit – and Catherine genuinely had no inkling what was to happen when Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald snuck up to surprise her at work as a florist. Gary even bought some flowers once Catherine had recovered from the shock. 

The superstar band wasn’t there to perform though – they were there to act as her chauffeurs for the day, whisking her away to Tring where her dance class was waiting. 

Having just expected dance teacher Catherine, the room erupted when the band walked in – but the surprises didn’t stop there. The band swiftly donned some very fetching neon Lycra and sweatbands, and joined in with the dance class – with Howard in particular throwing some impressive shapes. 

Catherine’s love of the band started when she was young and she remembers dancing to all their songs, but she became a super fan when the band reformed and then released her favourite song Rule The World. She went to see them in concert on their Progress tour – and loved it so much she then took her mum Philippa to see them again a few weeks later. 

Catherine said:

“I was just getting ready for a normal day at work when it happened; I’d noticed the road was closed but thought nothing of it – but when the band turned up and I realised it was all for me, I couldn’t believe it.

"I also couldn’t quite believe they were really Take That – you can’t quite reconcile global superstars with these really lovely, down to earth guys who took part in my dance class!

"It was amazing to share this experience with my class and the band really got stuck in, helped by some very fetching dance gear. I can’t wait to see the advert and it all feel real!”

Tammy Charnley, General Manager Marketing, Automobile Division at Suzuki says:

“We had so much fun surprising Take That fans like Catherine – her reaction when the band turned up was priceless.

"We wanted to deliver fun to unexpected moments – and as you’ll see from the adverts, the band popping up to take part in a dance class or a classroom singalong was a hugely unexpected turn of events for these super fans! Our Suzuki Surprises are just starting though – look out for more throughout 2019 as part of Suzuki’s #bringthefun campaign.” 

Take That in Wendover
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