A SURPRISE visit by Take That to a Herefordshire school is expected to feature on an ITV show later in the year.

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen stunned teaching staff and pupils at Weobley Primary School before Christmas.

The trio joined in with the school's nativity play – and sang one of their own songs, believed to be Greatest Day, as part of the performance.

Their visit was a closely guarded secret and only a few members of staff knew the stars were on their way.

Weobley Primary School headteacher Stephen Warrell told the Hereford Times today that the band went to the school.

He added that ITV were publicising the event.

Earlier this year, ITV appealed for Take That fans to put themselves forward to appear in a show all about the band.

However, there aren’t many details about what the show will entail, or when it will air.

And staff at Weobley Primary School were asked to keep the visit a secret.

On Twitter, @lisafc4 said: "All we knew is that ITV wanted to hear them sing the Greatest Day.

"Then when we got to the school we saw cameras in the village and we were told that they had been to the school and told us it was for a car commercial coming in January."

Take That are marking their 30th anniversary and another show will be broadcast tonight at 7pm on BBC One called Take That: We've Come A Long Way.

It will feature stories from fans across the country, some of whom recall how the band completely changed their lives.

There will also be trips down memory lane, visiting key Take That locations and some exclusive, previously unseen footage of the band that they shot themselves during their rise to fame.