Tony Hadley insists Spandau Ballet didn't reunite for money.

The 'True' singer wanted to reform the pop group, who split in 1989, when offered the opportunity because he thought at 49 he wouldn't get the chance again.

He said: "There was a massive groundswell of desire from the fans and I thought, well, this is bigger than us.

"I'm pushing 50. I just thought, 'What if it never happens again?' It's not about the money."

Tony also revealed he and his bandmates - who were embroiled in an acrimonious royalty battle in 1999 - made the decision to reform in a pub.

The frontman - who is joined in Spandau Ballet by Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Steve Norman and John Keeble - added: "After a few beers, all the old jokes and stories we'd shared came out again. So, yeah, there were a few laughs. And we also said the tough stuff we had to say. There were some 'sorrys', too. It was horrible at first, of course."