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Take That revert back to a four-piece group

Take That have revealed that they're back to a four-piece as Robbie Williams is now focusing his attention on a new solo record. 

Speaking to the Radio Times, current X Factor judge Gary Barlow explained that the timing of the 'Angels' singer's return was "beautiful" but he will now pursue his own career independently of the group:

"It was beautiful. We got on well. We finished the tour. The fans have come along and been happy. Now Rob's doing a solo record and from this point it's back to where it was."

A spokesman for Take That was quick to point out that although they aren't calling it a day they will take some well-deserved time off:

"I can confirm that the band are not splitting and there is no pending announcement of a split. The band are on a break, Gary is doing X Factor and Robbie is working on his new solo album."

Watch behind the scenes footage from the video shoot of Williams and Barlow's collaborative single, 'Shame', here: