British 90s boyband sensations Take That are planning to reunite - eight years after they split for good.
But Barlow - who has developed a successful career writing hits for MARIAH CAREY and BLUE - claims the pair have patched things up, and are ready to reform for a Christmas (DEC04) extravaganza.
The 33-year-old refused to reveal details, but teased, "We're all getting back together this Christmas for something really special.
"It's not strictly speaking a concert but we're doing something in time for Christmas and Robbie has definitely signed up to do it."
A music industry insider says of plans, "A take that reunion would be phenomenal and whatever they do is going to be sensational.
"To see Rob back with Gary, who vowed never to speak to him again, will be amazing."