David Gilmour has said he will never again take part in a Pink Floyd reunion.

According to the American Associated Press, fans’ hopes were raised when the band performed at the Live 8 charity concert in London in 2005.

It was the first time in almost a quarter of a century that Gilmour and estranged bandmate Roger Waters had appeared onstage together.

The 62-year-old guitarist and singer said the gig itself was: “excellent, really enjoyable”.

Speaking from his houseboat recording studio on London's River Thames, Gilmour said: “The rehearsals were less enjoyable. The rehearsals convinced me it wasn’t something I wanted to be doing a lot of.”

He added: “There have been all sorts of farewell moments in people’s lives and careers which they have then rescinded, but I think I can fairly categorically say that there won’t be a tour or an album again that I take part in”.

Gilmour has a well-documented testy relationship with bassist and singer Waters, who left the band in 1985.

However Gilmour clarified: “It isn’t to do with animosity or anything like that. It’s just that I’ve done that. I’ve been there, I’ve done it.”