Boy band icon – who won eight BRITs and enjoyed a VERY high-profile fling – is barely recognisable from fresh-faced heartthrob days… but can YOU recognise the 90s hunk?

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He was the object of many swooning girls’ affections in the Nineties. 

And as the heartthrob of his band, fans will remember his boyish good looks and charm, which led to him enjoying a fling with Lulu. 

After reuniting with the group in 2005, he made a final exit in 2014 much to the heartache of both new and old fans. Along with his four – and later three – other band members, he scored eight BRIT Awards and five Ivor Novellos. 

On Thursday, the musician was spotted zipping around London on a bike while looking handsome with a rugged beard.

But can YOU guess who the boy bander is? 

Boy band icon - who won eight BRITs and enjoyed a VERY high-profile fling - is barely recognisable from fresh-faced heartthrob days... but can YOU recognise the 90s hunk?

Boy band icon – who won eight BRITs and enjoyed a VERY high-profile fling – is barely recognisable from fresh-faced heartthrob days… but can YOU recognise the 90s hunk?

It's Jason Orange! Jason was spotted riding his bike in London while rocking a smattering of designer salt and pepper stubble and a baker boy cap

It’s Jason Orange! Jason was spotted riding his bike in London while rocking a smattering of designer salt and pepper stubble and a baker boy cap

Way back when: Jason (top left) is pictured with his bandmates Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams in 1992

Way back when: Jason (top left) is pictured with his bandmates Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams in 1992

Cheese! Jason is seen in a cheeky shoot with Take That in 1992
Who's that guy! Jason is rocking a dashing new look, with particular changes from his 90s style goatee
Slide me

Who’s that guy! Jason is rocking a dashing new look, with particular changes from his 90s style goatee 

It’s Jason Orange!  

Jason was spotted riding his bike in London while rocking a smattering of designer salt and pepper stubble and a baker boy cap. 

The hunk shot to fame when Take That was founded in 1990 and remained in the group until they parted away in 1996, a move which came a year after Robbie Williams’ untimely departure. 

Alongside Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, the group reunited without Robbie before Jason eventually left in 2014.

During their time in the band, he enjoyed a slew of romances with stunning stars, including a widely-rumoured union with Sixties sensation Lulu, with whom the band recorded Relight My Fire. 

Jason also enjoyed a romance with Wheel Of Fortune star Jenny Powell after they met in 1992 and  remained a couple until 1995.

Jenny later said: ‘I still talk to him. In fact, I introduced my boyfriend to him recently and he got Jason’s seal of approval. He’s lovely and his mum and family are still near us. They’re in Manchester.’

In his statement to announce his departure in 2014, Jason said: ‘I want to start by saying how proud I am of what we have achieved together over the years…

Cheeky! During their time in the band, Jason (left) enjoyed a slew of romances with stunning stars, including a widely-rumoured union with Sixties sensation Lulu (centre), with whom the band recorded Relight My Fire

Cheeky! During their time in the band, Jason (left) enjoyed a slew of romances with stunning stars, including a widely-rumoured union with Sixties sensation Lulu (centre), with whom the band recorded Relight My Fire

Lads: Alongside Gary Barlow (pictured), Howard Donald and Mark Owen, the group reunited without Robbie before Jason eventually left in 2014

Lads: Alongside Gary Barlow (pictured), Howard Donald and Mark Owen, the group reunited without Robbie before Jason eventually left in 2014 

Swoon: The hunk shot to fame when Take That was founded in 1990 and remained in the group until they parted away in 1996, a move which came a year after Robbie Williams' untimely departure

Swoon: The hunk shot to fame when Take That was founded in 1990 and remained in the group until they parted away in 1996, a move which came a year after Robbie Williams’ untimely departure

‘However, at a band meeting last week I confirmed to Mark, Gary, and Howard, that I do not wish to commit to recording and promoting a new album…

‘I have spent some of the best years of my life with Take That and I’d like to thank everyone who has been a part of my journey, including my band mates, who I feel are like brothers to me…

‘Most especially my gratitude goes to all of the good and kind, beautiful and ever-loyal fans of the band, without whom none of this could have been possible. Thank you…

‘At the end of the Progress tour I began to question whether it might be the right time for me to not continue on with Take That. At the start of this year and with my full knowledge and blessing the guys began writing new material.’

Woah! Jason is seen in 1993 putting on a hunky display on stage

Woah! Jason is seen in 1993 putting on a hunky display on stage

Cheeky! He looked dashing as he zipped down the streets

Cheeky! He looked dashing as he zipped down the streets




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