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Take That star Mark Owen officially quits UK for America as he sells £6.5m home


Take That’s Mark Owen has sold his Hampshire property for three times what he paid for it as he continues to reside stateside

Mark Owen

Take That’s Mark Owen has reportedly quit the UK in favour of permanent residency in the United States.

The Never Forget singer, 49, has been living stateside in California for several years now but has taken the steps to sell his country home in the UK for £6.5million to cement the place he will now call home.

And during the UK’s current property price boom, he is said to have sold his huge home for three times the amount he originally paid for it.

But fans of the iconic ’90s band don’t have to fear that his decision will throw any further tours into doubt.

A source close to the singer told The Sun that he still intends to return to Blighty for tours and also plans to collaborate on new music with fellow band members Gary Barlow and Howard Donald.








Mark’s decision isn’t likely to affect any Take That tours
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The source said: “Mark is only a ten hour plane ride away and will return to the UK whenever the band needs him.”

The news will be music to the ears of the boyband’s loyal fans, especially after Gary had hinted at all five members reuniting in the near future.

The band has been a three-piece since 2014 when Robbie Williams and Jason Orange both left and earlier in the year Gary said of a full reunion: “I think there will, I think there will. That’s one of the thrills of being in the band.





“You don’t know what’s going to happen from record to record and it’s lovely. It’s a very safe place Take That. It’s a lovely environment. It feels like a safe haven.

“It’s a place to go back to when you’ve done a bit of playing around and it’s time to go home.”

Mark had owned his Hampshire property since 2010 after he decided to quit the hustle and bustle of London for a country retreat.

At the time, he paid £2.25 million for the property that he shared with actress wife Emma Ferguson and their three children.








Mark has reportedly sold his Hampshire home
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The luxury home boasted a whopping nine bedrooms, six reception rooms, swimming pool, wet room, tennis court, stables and paddocks.

And if that wasn’t enough, the beautiful 9,000 sq.ft home also offers up a three bedroom cottage, a two-bedroom cottage, Victorian coach house and separate party barn set within 10 acres of amazing countryside.

But after renovating the property, Mark is moving on to pastures new and leaving neighbours such as Noel Gallagher.



It was revealed in 2017 that Mark had planned to mentor music stars at the property by opening a recording studio.

Papers filed at the local council showed his planning agent saying: “Mr and Mrs Owen would like to be able to offer the opportunity to come to record music and vocal sessions and to mentor local budding singer/songwriters and record their music.”

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