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We reported last week that Robbie Williams was on the brink of rejoining Take That, with details of the reunion sketchy at best.

And last night, at a Children In Need concert at the Royal Albert Hall, at which Williams and Take That were both billed to play, it happened. Well, kind of.

Gary Barlow, who organised the show, which also starred Sir Paul McCartney, introduced Williams briefly to the stage after Take That had opened the show with their song Greatest Day. A shaky video of the teary moment can be viewed on the Sun’s website.

And at the end of the event Take That and Williams both joined McCartney on stage for an ensemble rendition of Hey Jude with all the performers from the night, including Leona Lewis and Dame Shirley Bassey.

The Guardian reports that after the concert Williams confirmed that a proper reunion was on the cards.

He said: “Something’s planned, and you don’t want to shoot your bolt, do you? We’ll save that for something special – whatever that is.”

“I started tearing up just before I came on, and the lads were singing, and knowing it was just about to happen, and knowing what the reactions were going to be like … Then all my team were like: ‘please don’t cry’. I think we should have milked it for a lot longer than we actually did. That’s the first time in 15 years. We should have least stayed there for 10 minutes.”

The show, which also featured Muse, Cheryl Cole, Dizzee Rascal and Snow Patrol, will be broadcast on BBC1 next Thursday (November 19) and our money is on the proper Take That reunion happening the night after for the annual Children In Need live extravaganza.

This article was written for TMM.

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