Take That are reportedly considering reuniting once again next year for a new album and tour.

According to reports Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange are making “positive noises” about reforming once again.

A source told The Sun that the recent debacle that surrounded Carolynn Poole’s elimination from The X Factor last weekend has inspired head judge Gary Barlow to prioritise Take That.

The source said: "The events of the last week have really confirmed in Gary's mind that he needs to get back to what he loves best.

"Gary is going to give this series his all and then it will be full steam ahead for Take That.

"The lads are enjoying a bit of freedom at the moment, but they are all united in their desire to get Take That back on the road. A new album and tour have been discussed, and all five of the boys are making really positive noises."

Robbie Williams is due to release his new solo album Take the Crown next month, while Mark Owen will also promote a new solo record in spring 2013.