Robbie Williams will reunite with Take That at least once later this year

24 October 2018, 10:16 | Updated: 24 October 2018, 11:57

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By Tom Eames

Not quite back for good, but we'll take it...

Robbie Williams is expected to join his former band for a couple of one-off performances ahead of their 30th anniversary celebrations next year.

Firstly, Take That and Robbie (sadly, minus Jason Orange) will reportedly put on a special performance at the West End opening night of their musical, in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

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The gala show of The Band will be hosted by Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams, and they will also sing on stage together, according to the Standard.

David Furnish, Sir Elton’s husband, will co-host the red carpet event at the Theatre Royal in London on December 4.

The Band is based on Take That’s most famous songs, and has been touring the UK ahead of its transfer to the West End.

Meanwhile, it has been reported by The Sun that Robbie and Take That will perform on The X Factor before the end of the year.

Robbie is currently a judge on the show alongside his wife Ayda Field, Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson.

Take That perform 'The Flood' - Let It Shine 2017 - BBC One

An insider said: “Having Robbie on the panel has been a huge coup, but obviously backstage everyone has been talking about whether or not he’s going to sing at some point.

“It seems a shame to have one of the biggest pop stars on the planet sat there and not hear him, so they’ve been plotting a surprise for the end of the series."

Take That will embark on a huge Greatest Hits tour next year, and will release their new Odyssey compilation in November.

Robbie last sang with his bandmates for a one-off performance of 'The Flood' on the reality series Let It Shine in 2017.