Take That's title The Circus clashed with the singer's

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Take That considered changing the name of their new album because Britney Spears’ was almost identical.

The band released The Circus on Monday, which is going head-to-head with Brit’s record, Circus.

Singer Mark Owen, 36, says it was a blow when they found it.

‘It ruined it,’ he tells TV Times. ‘We considered renaming the album.

‘But that wouldn’t have worked. Besides, the artwork was already finished.’

The Circus is currently on course to top the album chart tomorrow.

In midweek sales, Britney’s Circus was trailing at No 3.

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