Robbie's biggest fan is his mum, and she spoke to the illustrious Stoke Sentinel about Robbie's Take That return. She's probably a more reliable source of information than Robbie Williams, too, because we've always got the feeling he'd say he went down on a horse if it gave him an ounce of extra publicity.
Robbie's mum said:
"On the question of him doing something with them, I feel that will happen. It would be something he wanted to do."
Well, getting your mum to do your PA work for you is new for Mr. Williams, who normally just gets his head fried with drugs and then goes to rehab and blubbers to the tabloids about his 'hell'. Personally we'd prefer to see Robbie's old-school, sad masochistic destructive form of promoting his albums.
His much publicised fall-out with Take That singer Gary Barlow might stand in the way of a reunion, but these two media whores will gladly let bygones be bygones if it gets them mentioned by the 3am girls. Robbie has continuously denied he would rejoin the group, but seeing as how his last album was panned by critics and Take That's album was a commercial success, a reunion looks very likely, especially when his mum added:
"I'm thrilled that out of all the negative stuff that happened in the past, there's now something great happening".
Well, keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks, as there will probably be some response from Robbie's agent soon. In the meantime Take that will be arranging the necessary changes to their touring schedule, such as finding arenas which can fit Robbie's huge stomach and unbearably big ego, along with buying every packet of Walkers Crisps they can find.
[story by Paul McLoughlin]