The Take That reunion is happening and Robbie is on board
Finally, we have more information about a possible Take That reunion.
There was talk of a reunion to mark Take That's 25th anniversary but with the band being down to three members, having lost Jason Orange and Robbie Williams, it wasn't looking that likely.
But now it's been confirmed that Robbie will join the boys once more to honour the length of time the band have been together. They're in talks to collaborate on a special anniversary album, but it's not yet confirmed whether Jason will be convinced to come on board.
Speaking to The Sun, Howard said:
"We’ve been in touch with Jason and we’ve been in touch with Robbie.
“Jason is in his place where he is now and he’s not got any intention at the moment to be back in the band.
“Whereas Robbie — we’ve been talking to Robbie about it, and it might be that if we do a 25th anniversary album, that we do some co-writing or some extra tracks on that.”
“I think it would be nice to do something with him.
“In our minds at the moment there’s an intention to do some new tracks, a greatest hits and a tour, then we’ll see.”
Speaking further about Jason Orange, Mark said:
"We email more than anything, but we try and all stay in touch. Now and again you’ll get funny emails, joke emails and things, which is nice.
“I think Jay is happy where he is. I don’t think at the moment he has any sort of dreams or wishes to come back and do it, so we’re just carrying on doing our thing.”
Meanwhile, Gary hinted about new music coming out this year:
"I remember talking [to you] when we became a trio. But we’ve really enjoyed the music we’ve been making. We did a big tour last year. We really, really enjoyed that and we’re halfway through making a new record at the moment.
“It feels good, it feels like a hybrid between the electronic stuff we’ve done and the acoustic stuff. We’ve got some amazing songs, and we just thought, ‘We’re going to go for this and do it this year."