Gary Barlow wants Robbie back
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 December 2008
Gary Barlow has hinted he would welcome a Take That reunion with former bandmate Robbie Williams, admitting "the time is right for him to come back now"
Gary Barlow has hinted he wants Robbie Williams to rejoin Take That.
Gary, 37, insists Robbie - who recently purchased a £7 million mansion in English county Wiltshire - will not be accompanying his former bandmates on their upcoming 'Take That Presents The Circus' tour, but believes the group could work with him again.
Gary - who comprises Take That with Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald - told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "The band has been having great fun with Robbie and we have been talking a lot. It's been really good getting to know him again. He has sorted himself out and is in a really good place at the moment. It's really good news that he is decided to come back to the UK.
"I have always loved working in Britain and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I've been telling Robbie for a while now that he needs to move back. I think the time is right for him to come back now. This is where he thrives and is the best thing he can do for his career. He has got a lot of unfinished business here and he will be back to his best in no time if he comes home.
"Robbie will not be coming on tour with us next year because he has got his own things to do. But we are not ruling out getting together with him beyond that."
Robbie - who quit Take That in 1995 after a series of arguments with Gary - revealed earlier this week he would "love to be in the band again", and has even had the group's double-T symbol tattooed on his arm as a mark of his support.
The 34-year-old singer said: "I'm over the moon for the boys. I was worried at first. I was following their meteoric return, but every photo of the lads I saw they didn't look happy. Then they just seemed to take full stride again. Having met up with them I can tell you they're having a ball.
"I'm really proud. I love their new album 'The Circus' too - I haven't stopped listening to it. I'd love to be in the band again but I've got some unfinished business of my own to do first."