An oncoming cyclone has left Gary Barlow stranded on an island near Papua New Guinea.

The 41-year-old Take That star - who landed in the Solomon Islands on Friday to film a documentary for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - is now waiting for a search and rescue boat to pick him and his crew up before the storm arrives.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "We're stranded on an island in the Solomons. There's a cyclone heading our way and there's no way off. Gonna have to sit it out!!

"Powers back on. The lovely government here are sending a search and rescue boat for us this morning #adventure."


Four people have already died and 5000 have been evacuated following flash flooding in neighbouring Fiji - where a state of natural disaster has been declared.

Barlow - who is expecting his fourth child with wife Dawn - had previously been in Australia working on the BBC programme which will take a look at what the monarch means to those living in the Commonwealth as part of celebrations to mark her 60th year on the throne.

- Bang! Showbiz