Gary Barlow made a whopping 78p in acting royalties this year thanks to his brief stint in ITV drama Heartbeat.
During his barren pop days, Gaz made a guest appearance on the Sixties cop show as hitchhiker Micky Shannon who gets into a spot of bother.
Recalling that eye-watering 2000 performance, Gaz said: “Oh f**king hell! I swear that thing will not leave me. It’s funny, when it gets repeated on something like Gold I get a cheque.
“And I got one this year for 78p, so it wasn’t even a financial decision!
“It was just one of the worst things I’ve ever done, it really was.”
His acting was part of Heartbeat celebrating its 150th episode before getting Take That back together.
These days Gary is only focused on music and after last year’s orchestral solo album Music Played By Humans he might be going in the opposite direction with something more electronic.
Barlow is, perhaps surprisingly, a fan of Depeche Mode and their hit Just Can’t Get Enough inspired him to be a pop star.
He explained: “Once I saw that on Top Of The Pops I wanted a keyboard.
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“My music has never really reflected my passion for synthesizers, I do it as a hobby on the side, but who knows in the future?”
It could come sooner fans think as Gaz has held meetings with Depeche Mode and Erasure founder Vince Clarke.
Gaz told Music Week: “He’s got a synth museum in his basement and, Christ, I was there all afternoon. We had a bloody ball!”
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