Robbie Williams has told fans a Take That reunion will happen, but not for another five years.

Although he's officially still part of the band, he's not been on tour with them since his guest appearances on the 2011 Progress trek.

Fans have long hoped that Robbie would rejoin for one more reunion, but he's adamant he's too busy over the next five years.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Robbie explained: "I’ve just figured out that, and here’s a sombre thought for you all, I’m 46; if I have 30 more good years in the business, I’ve got 12 or 13 projects left.

"Will one of those be Take That? I don’t know... but I will hazard a guess and say ‘yes’.

Robbie Williams has said a Take That reunion won't happen in the next five years

"But I’ve got so many ideas I want to do and so many things I want to fulfil that I know what I am doing for the next five years, and it doesn’t involve Take That.

"[But] yes, I do want to do another gig with Take That."

The singer first quit the boyband in 1995 and went on to launch his own highly successful solo career.

Robbie's previous return to the band was a huge success

However, Robbie returned to the group that made his made is name in 2010 - 15 years after leaving.

He featured on the band's 2010 album Progress and joined them for several dates on the tour of the same name.

Robbie was also due to perform with Take That at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, but he was called away for the birth of his first child.

Take That are now down to just three members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen

The band performed as a four-piece without Robbie.

Two years later, Jason Orange followed Robbie out of the door by quitting the band.

His departure has left Take That as a trio with Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald the only remaining members.