Robbie Williams may be finally turning to his old pals in a bid to rescue his flailing career, after a secret meeting with Take That star GARY BARLOW.

Robbie has repeatedly snubbed approaches by his former bandmates for a return to the all-conquering boy group, but the 33-year-old may have finally changed his mind, according to the Daily Mirror.

It claims that Gary and Robbie held a secret meeting after Take That pal Mark Owen set the two up, with the three old friends eating dinner at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in LA.

An onlooker told the paper: "There was no atmosphere between them. Robbie seemed dead chuffed they were there and gave them both a big hug. The three of them were then deep in conversation all night."

Take That have managed a stupendous comeback after ten years apart, with two number one singles and a number one album, two sell-out tours and a Brit award to add to their collection.

Since Robbie left the group in 1995 he has enjoyed his own rise to fame, although since splitting from co-writer Guy Chambers, Robbie has struggled to impress and keep his solo career going.

The paper has suggested that Robbie could now be joining the group on stage for their upcoming autumn tour.

06/08/2007 15:26:14