But the feuding pair are friends again

Gary Barlow has rubbished rumours that Robbie Williams is returning to Take That.

During an appearance on GMTV, Gary admitted they have put their feud behind them, but that Robbie won’t be joining the band for their 22-date Beautiful World tour.

‘Yes, we met. We had a great chat. He’s really well and we’re good buds again. [But] no, he won’t be rejoining.’

The Rudebox singer sparked a bitter fallout when he left the group in 1996.

He snubbed the chance of a reunion last year, and some cynics have suggested he’s now only interested in rejoining as his own career is faltering.

At least Gary’s put us straight – and everyone’s friends again.