Robbie Williams has fuelled speculation he is set to reunite with his former Take That bandmates after joining them at a recording studio in New York over the weekend (26-27Sep09).
The Angels singer quit the band in 1995 to pursue a solo career and the four other members - Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, and Howard Donald - disbanded the group a year later.
They reunited for a hugely successful tour in 2006 and have released a string of hits in the U.K. since then.
The Shine hitmakers have been dogged with rumours their former bandmate would rejoin them at some stage, after Barlow and Williams himself both admitted they would love to reunite.
And now it seems that four will become five once more, after Williams accompanied Take That to the Electric Lady Studios in the Big Apple on Saturday (26Sep09) - reportedly to work on new music.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "He is back with Take That in the studio and they're all writing together again. Robbie wouldn't be happy performing old Take That songs that he has had no part in.
"But if they can pen new tracks that they're all happy with, they'll record them and he'll be back with them on stage.
"They thought it (New York) was the best place to hook up and start writing again without attracting too much attention. They are nowhere near recording anything. This was a writing session to see how they go."