Jason Orange quit Take That to travel the world.

The 44-year-old singer left the band as he wants to escape fame and have the opportunity to ''discover himself'' again in a foreign country.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Jason is going to take this opportunity to get away from it all.

''He loves the anonymity of travel and not having the grind of promoting and touring an album.

''The life of a pop star can be relentless and he wants to discover himself again away from showbiz.''

Jason is also keen to spend more of his time working on his property empire.

The former Take That manager, Nigel Martin Smith, said: ''Jason has not really been a part of the band for a long time. This way the guys can get on with making music and performing, and Jason can get on with his thing. They have not fallen out or anything.''

Jason announced on Wednesday (24.09.14) that he'd informed his bandmates - Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen - of his decision to quit last week.

The 'Flood' hitmakers said they were devastated by Jason's decision to quit the band and even attempted to persuade him to change his mind, but insist they respect his decision and are grateful for the past.

Robbie Williams also left the group in 1995.

The group will now continue as a trio.