Take That say they’re talking to Robbie Williams about 25th anniversary tour

However, Jason Orange is unlikely to be involved in any of the group's anniversary plans

Take That have revealed that Robbie Williams will probably re-join them next year to mark the group’s 25th anniversary.

However, the other departed band member, Jason Orange, who stepped down in 2014, is currently ruling himself out of any kind of reunion.

“We’ve been in touch with Jason and   we’ve been in touch with Robbie. Jason is in his place where he is now and he’s not got any ­intention at the moment to be back in the band,” Howard Donald told The Sun. “Whereas Robbie — we’ve been talking to Robbie about it, and it might be that if we do a 25th anniversary album, that we do some co-writing or some extra tracks on that.”

Donald’s bandmate Mark Owen added: “I think it would be nice to do something with him. In our minds at the moment there’s an intention to do some new tracks, a greatest hits and a tour, then we’ll see.”

Take That released their most recent album ‘III’ in 2014 and reissued it with several new tracks last year. The group, currently a three-piece comprising Gary Barlow, Owen and Donald, will headline a huge Barclaycard Presents British Summertime Hyde Park show in London on July 9.

Meanwhile, it has recently been reported that Robbie Williams is teaming up with Kylie Minogue to record another duet for his next solo album, which is expected later this year.