Take That fans are in luck, as the reunion we’ve been waiting YEARS for has finally arrived.
Robbie Williams is officially rejoining Take that for a one-off virtual concert alongside Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald once more.
The ‘Let Me Entertain You’ singer and recent X Factor judge left the band all the way back in 1995 – and fans have never recovered from the heartbreak since.
The band announced they’re having the virtual reunion to raise money for good causes during the coronavirus pandemic, performing as one of Compare the Market’s Meerkat Music gigs.
You can see the online concert on Compare the Meerkat’s YouTube and Facebook Live channels on May 29th, where the boys will be singing some of their greatest hits in support of Crew Nation – which supports concert crew workers through a relief fund .
In a statement released this week, the group said: “This is a world first for us!” Reuniting with our old friend online for a one-off performance!
“It’s always great getting back together with Robbie and we are really excited to be part of this unique show that everyone can enjoy from home.
“We are also delighted to be supporting Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation around this show, two charities very close to our hearts.”
Meanwhile, Robbie said: “I am really looking forward to performing with the boys again – it’s always a pleasure. Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation are both such brilliant charities and I’m thrilled to be supporting them around this show.
“If we can’t go to the stadium…we’ll bring the stadium to us.”
Whilst we can’t wait to have Robbie back in the band, it’s reported that the group are not set to be joined by former member Jason Orange, 49, who left the group in 2014.
Giving us a taste of what’s to come, last month Gary and Robbie reunited for a duet from their homes amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
The singers performed the duet on their webcams as they sang a rendition of their 2010 single Shame.
Alongside the video, Gary wrote: ‘Sorry to have made you wait so long for this one. Yes the dynamic duo return.
‘Thank you @robbiewilliams for taking the time to be part of this. Big hugs (virtually of course) #thecroonersessions.’