Take That: A four-piece again

Gary Barlow has confirmed that Take That are a four-piece again.

He says the group's time with Robbie Williams has ended "perfectly". When asked if Take That was a four-man band again, he said: "Yes." He said: "It was beautiful. We got on well. We finished the tour. We're all happy. The fans have come along and been happy. Great, great, great, great, great. Now Rob's doing a solo record, and from this point it's back to where it was."

He said Take That's revival as a five-man band "ended perfectly", adding: "You know what, we can revisit it whenever we want. He's our brother, Rob is, and if he's ever in trouble or he wants to have a year off being Robbie Williams, he's welcome any time he wants."

Despite his comments a Take That spokesman said Barlow had made a similar comment earlier in the year, but insisted the current line-up of the group was simply on "a break". "I can confirm that the band are not splitting and there is no pending announcement of a split," he said. "The band are on a break, Gary is doing X-Factor and Robbie is working on his new solo album."

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