X Factor judge Gary Barlow in Kenya

X-Factor judge and member of the incredibly popular group Take That, Gary Barlow, is in Kenya in search of inspiration for his upcoming collaboration with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.

Only here for the week, the singer-songwriter and record producer, is visiting Kenya and other Commonwealth countries to find out what the Queen means to ordinary people. Barlow’s journey will also be the subject of an hour-long documentary to be shown on BBC One.

Elizabeth II became Queen when George VI died on 6 February 1952 while her and husband Philip were in Kenya. As a result, Kenyans definitely have a special place in Royal history, and the Queen’s affinity for the country will definitely inspire the new song.

The song will be performed outside Buckingham Palace on 4 June 2012 at the Diamond Jubilee Concert, in the presence of the Royal Family and millions of spectators.

Here’s what Barlow thinks of Kenya so far:

Here’s throwback to 1995:

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