Gary Barlow: I want Robbie Williams to rejoin Take That

Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow on stage at the 2011 National Movie Awards. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

Robbie Williams may rejoin Take That to record their new album next year, Gary Barlow has revealed.

The former boy band front man and judge on The X Factor told Jonathan Ross it was his "dream" to reunite all five members of the band.

Barlow claimed he was in touch with Williams "all the time, nearly every day" and that the band would sit down in January to decide whether he would record with them.

He said on The Jonathan Ross Show:

Williams helped with the band's sixth studio album, Progress, in 2010 - the first time he sang with them since being asked to leave in 1995.

Barlow recently played a gig for troops in Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, saying he "didn't feel in danger at all" - even after the first half was cancelled by a sandstorm and a security alert.

He told Ross: "Once I was there I felt completely safe, and the morale on the camp is amazing. The gig was incredible."