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Grace Carroll

10:17 29th November 2012

Gary Barlow has announced plans for Take That to re-enter the recording studio next year.

After their 2010 album, Progress, and their tour in support of the album, the band took a break and Barlow concentrated on his solo career and X Factor judging role.

However, Barlow now says that the band could be getting back together in order to record some new material and plan for a 2014 tour.

Barlow told the Daily Mirror, "I have got a lot of Take That stuff next year and then, hopefully, a tour the year after. A new studio album feels right for us, it has always been in our minds.

"The band cycles are obvious, everyone wanted a year off this year and now everybody can't wait to get back into the studio in February and that is what we are going to do. So, hopefully, an album for Christmas and a tour the following year.

"Mark's solo album is out next year. I was talking to him about it earlier today and he's very excited about it.

"Then at the end of 2013, there'll be a Take That album. We're far from over."

He added, "We're all creative, we're singers and songwriters. There's plenty left in us, don't worry."


Take That at the Echo Awards, Berlin, in 2011

Barlow has mentioned Take That recently during one of his concerts, asking if anyone phoned the helplines that were set up by the government when the band split.

He said, "Robbie left and then the band split up, did anyone phone the help lines? You should be ashamed of yourselves.

"Then after 10 years they come back, 2006, Beautiful World album. The Circus and then, after 20 years, all five members get back. I’m glad you’ve all been there to see it."

Below: Robbie and Gary on stage together at Gary's London gig

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