Heartbroken Celebs Pick Their Favourite Jason Orange Moments

As Jason quits Take That after nearly 25 years, some of Britain's foremost thinkers recall their happiest memories of 'The Big Orange'

"Would I now be presenting if Newsnight if, back in 1992, I hadn’t seen Jason perform that glorious groin-thrust in the video for It Only Takes A Minute? If I’m being honest, probably not. I’d most likely be cleaning toilets in some godforsaken betting shop in Margate." 

"Only once have I ever considered the possibility that there might be a God, and that was when I saw Jason do those backflips in the video for Could It Be Magic… Wait, what? That was Howard?! Ha! Well then, case closed. There is no afterlife, and when we die, that’s that." 

"Has there even been a more exquisite distillation of the human experience than the video for Take That’s Do What U Like? Like Antony and Cleopatra or Orpheus and Eurydice, Jason and jelly were simply made for each other." 

"When I think of Britain’s role in the world at large, I picture Jason Orange in the video for Pray, on the beach in his shirt and underpants, flashing a random Morse-code message at that foreign-looking lady. That’s what Britain stands for." 

"I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve spent many a frustrating evening attempting to master that odd little dance Jason does in the video for Back For Good. I’ve never managed it. Sometimes I get so mad at myself that I let out a little screech and claw at my face a bit."