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14 Dec 2008

Robbie gets a Take That tattoo as he admits he would love a reunion

ROBBIE WILLIAMS has fuelled speculation of a TAKE THAT reunion after announcing he would "love" to perform with his former bandmates again.

The British boyband's five singers have not performed together since Angels singer Williams quit to pursue a solo career in 1995.

The four other members - GARY BARLOW, JASON ORANGE, MARK OWEN, and HOWARD DONALD - disbanded the group in 1996, but reunited for a hugely successful tour ten years later.

And now Robbie has announced he would "love" to rejoin the group - after discussing with songwriter Gary about the possibility of filming a special reunion concert for a DVD.

He writes on his official website: "Just thought I'd set a few things straight about me and the boys. We got together a lot over the summer. It was amazing. We've all matured a lot since we parted. I'm very pleased to say the differences we've had have just melted away.

"We had a lot of serious chats. Everything we had problems with each other about just boils down to one thing - victims of circumstance. No one was right, no one was wrong, it just 'was'.

"We mainly laughed, which is what we used to do in the early days. In fact we didn't really stop. Bellyache laughs - I've missed 'em. Bellyache laughs and the boys.

"After they left I felt like a ton of bricks had been removed from my shoulders. We'd put right what an awful lot of other broken bands fail to do...

"The thing that struck me the most was how much fun they're having. It's more rewarding when you're a gang. Ever since I left Take That I've wanted to be in a band."

And Williams is so pleased for the group's success he has had a permanent tribute to the hitmakers inked on his skin.

He adds: "I celebrated by getting the Take That symbol tattooed on my right arm. I'm proud to know the boys and I'm proud to have been in the band.

"I'm really proud. I love the new album too - haven't stopped listening to it. I'd love to be in the band again but I've got some unfinished business of my own."

And a full reunion appears all the more likely after U.S.-based Williams recently forked out $1 million for a mansion in Wiltshire, England.