Robbie isn’t joining Take That on their current tour (Picture: PA)There’s no space for Robbie Williams on Take That’s latest tour, according to Gary Barlow who says it would have taken too many rehearsals to catch him up to speed.
Take That, which now consists of Gary, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, are currently performing around the UK on tour following the release of their greatest hits album Odyssey.
Fans have wondered whether Robbie would pop up at one of the shows, but it seems unlikely with him busy performing in Las Vegas. Also missing from the line-up is Jason Orange, who quit the band in 2014.
And now Gary, 48, says it just wouldn’t work.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Gary said: ‘The tour is very much about the three of us, the three of us celebrating the music and the show we made.
‘Because it’s all come from this album, you know we are basically playing the album from beginning to end as an album and we have never done that before.’
He added: ‘And to slot someone else into it would have taken weeks of rehearsals.’
Gary, Mark and Howard are carrying the Take That torch (Picture: Getty Images)
Robbie’s still on good terms with his ol’ pals (Picture: Getty Images)Still, we live in hope.
While Howard agreed, he said it would never be their intention to ‘shove aside’ Robbie or Jason as they are very much a part of Take That’s history.
Robbie, 48, originally quit Take That back in 1995 before rejoining in 2009. However, he said farewell to his bandmates again in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since, resuming his successful solo tour.
But Robbie’s not shunned Take That completely as he recently admitted he would love to join the band for a reunion in 2022 but only if Jason agreed to return.
The Angels singer said in 2018: ‘I’m up for it. But I don’t know what their calendar says, what my calendar says. I don’t know what their manager says.
‘We’d all love to do it. I’d love to get Jason back involved, realistically I don’t think so.
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‘If we could get Jay back it would be perfect.’
Take That’s Odyssey album was released in 2018 and features their biggest singles, including Could It Be Magic, Greatest Day, A Million Love Songs and Back For Good.
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