British pop star Gary Barlow, a member of the famous Take That pop group, is currently in Solomon Islands seeking inspiration for his collaboration with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

The Take That star is also understood to be touring Commonwealth States for an upcoming documentary to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

However, what was meant to be a quick stopover turned into a few days as weather reports predict tropical storms over the next few days.

The pop star told fans of his predicament in a post in his page on Saturday, writing, "We're stranded on an island in the Solomon's. There's a cyclone heading our way and there's no way off. Going to have to sit it out!!"

It is understood fans went down to Mendana as word spread on the social networking site Facebook of "a person that looks like the guy from Take That having dinner at the Mendana Hotel."