The TRIPPING hitmaker and Orange resented each other when they were both members of the chart-topping boyband in the 1990s.
But since reforming the group with Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, Orange has spoken to Williams for the first time since he quit Take That in 1995, and they managed to find some common ground.
Orange says, "I guess my seriousness annoyed him in the old days and his seeming lack of discipline got to me.
"But I can see his perspective now. Now we're really connected."