London: Take That star Gary Barlow has revealed that their bandmate Robbie Williams had left the group for a while to focus on his solo career.
The 40-year-old X Factor judge said the band is back to being a four-piece and that their recent reunion “ended perfectly.”
He insisted that some of their fans prefer the group without 37-year-old Williams.
“Many fans say they prefer Take That as a foursome,” the Sun quoted Gary as saying.
“The ultimate dream was to get us on tour. We managed to do that. It was beautiful. Now Rob’s doing a solo record and from this point it’s back to where it was,” he stated.
Asked whether Take That — whose hits include ‘Back For Good’ — were now a four-piece he replied: “Yes.”
But the singer refused to rule out any future reunions.
“You know what, we can revisit it whenever we want. He’s our brother, Rob is, and if he wants to have a year off being Robbie Williams, he’s welcome any time he wants,” he told Radio Times.