Take That and Robbie Williams confirm one-off reunion from their homes - how to watch online

18 May 2020, 12:04

By Tom Eames

Robbie Williams and Take That have confirmed they are to reunite for a special performance of some of their biggest hits later this week.

Take That will reunite to raise money during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with Robbie, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald getting together from their separate homes.

It will mark the first Meerkat Music gig, and will take place on Friday, May 29 at 8pm on the Compare the Meerkat YouTube channel and Facebook Live.

The band will be supporting music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation, which supports concert crew workers via a relief fund.

Take That reunion
Take That reunion. Picture: Compare the Market

Sadly, Jason Orange will not be taking part in the reunion. Robbie previously said he didn't want to reunite with the group without Jason.

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"This is a world first for us!" the group said. "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."

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Robbie added: "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."

After years apart, Robbie first reunited with Take That in 2010 for the Progress album and tour. They have since reunited on various occasions, most recently on The X Factor in 2018, when Robbie was one of the judges alongside wife Ayda Field.