Singer Robbie Williams has rejoined pop group Take That, the group have today confirmed.
The Angels star, who famously quit the band back in 1995, has recorded a new album with his old pals Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange – which will be released in November.
It is the first time the five stars have worked together since Robbie left the group, now nearly 15 years ago.
In September, The Daily Dust reported that Williams and Take That were meeting in record studios in New York and speculation started that the solo singer was making a dramatic comeback into the group.
Williams said it felt like returning home: “I get embarrassingly excited when the five of us are in a room. It feels like coming home.”
Band member Mark Owen said: “Getting the five of us to be in a room together, although always a dream, never actually seemed like becoming a reality. Now the reality of the five of us making a record together feels like a dream. It’s been an absolute delight spending time with Rob again. But I’m still a better footballer.”
It has also been announced that the original five-piece group will tour together at the end of this year or in 2011. Tickets for that tour will no doubt be expected to hit the roof with Robbie back in the mix and at the heart of Take That.
Below is Take That’s video of hit song Could It Be Magic – a record where Williams sings most of the lyrics.