Fans react to Jason Orange’s sad Take That news

The world of pop was shaken yesterday by the news that Take That member Jason Orange had quit the band. It also seems that Robbie Williams will not be re-joining.

Jason announced his news in a statement on the band's website. "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," he wrote. "There have been no fallings out, only a decision on my part that I no longer wish to do this." Maybe poor Jason just ran out of Patience! 

In a joint message, band members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald admitted they knew this had been coming for a long time. "We first became aware of Jason’s reservations a couple of years ago but had hoped that by giving him the desired time and space he may begin to feel differently," the statement read.

Fans have taken to social media to express their sadness/shock/delight:

Some just really didn't care:

The reaction to Jason's departure was not QUITE as crazy as when Take That announced their split back in 1996:

And now, in Jason's honour, let us take this opportunity to enjoy some truly cringey early band photos! We have no idea what is going on here:

That short sleeved white polo neck. Divine:

Bye-bye Jason!