Robbie says he was tempted to tour with Mark, Howard, Gary and Jason

Robbie Williams has said he was tempted to join the band that made him a star on stage.

The singer had kept fans guessing about whether he’d reunite with Take That for their sell-out UK tour earlier this year.

But despite re-recording the lyrics to Could it be Magic and even appearing as a hologram during the gigs, he decided against making a personal appearance.

In an interview with The Sun, he said: ‘I met up with them all and it was really lovely but I just didn’t want to do it. It’s something I’ve already done.

‘The fans would have loved it and to be honest with you, had I not had a tour and an album coming out i’d maybe have done the whole tour.’

The star went on to say that he found touring really difficult and his current Close Encounters World tour could be his last.