Rob­bie Wil­liams reunites with Take That at Brit Awards gig

Malta Independent - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Rob­bie Wil­liams has re­united with his Take That band­mates at a spe­cial con­cert in London.

The group ap­peared to give Wil­liams his Brits Icon award and joined him for a ren­di­tion of their hits Back For Good and The Flood.

“Rob, whether you like it or not, you will al­ways be a mem­ber of Take That,” said Howard Don­ald.

The con­cert - in hon­our of Wil­liams’ Brit Award - was filmed by ITV and will be screened at a later date.

The star is only the third artist to re­ceive the Icon award af­ter David Bowie and El­ton John. He pre­vi­ously won the Brits’ life­time achieve­ment ac­co­lade in 2010.

A Take That re­union has been ru­moured for months, as 2017 marks the 25th an­niver­sary of their de­but al­bum Take That and Party. How­ever, last week Wil­liams said there was noth­ing planned.

“We un­for­tu­nately couldn’t get our di­aries to match,” he said. “We will be do­ing some­thing but I don’t think it’ll be next year.”

Wil­liams left the group in 1995 to em­bark on a solo ca­reer. The rest of the band, in­clud­ing fifth mem­ber Ja­son Or­ange, got back to­gether in 2006, be­fore Or­ange left in 2014. Wil­liams also re­joined the band in 2010 for the Progress al­bum and tour.

The singer is ex­pected to reach num­ber one this week with his lat­est solo al­bum, The Heavy En­ter­tain­ment Show.

His Brits show, at the Troxy in London, fea­tured sev­eral songs from the new re­lease, along­side the hits No Re­grets, Kids and a cover of Lorde’s Roy­als, which he ded­i­cated to “my mate Olly Murs”.

The star also brought out his father Peter to duet on the song Bet­ter Man.

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