Take That frontman Gary Barlow has told Robbie Williams that he has until May to decide if he will rejoin the band for the next album and tour. 

40-year-old Williams, who has 19-month-old daughter Theodora with wife Ayda, has been issued a deadline by Barlow to decide if he wants to return to the band.

Barlow, who will appear on Alan Car Chatty man tonight, explained: ''The thing is with Robbie is that he is a family man, so whether he will be in the final line-up I'm not sure.

''We're one month into the writing process, with the new record hopefully out at Christmas and a tour next year. We think we have some good material already but no album title just yet.''

However, regardless of Robbie's decision, the 'Face to Face' singer insists Robbie will still write with the band on their new album, and the group will also help out with Robbie's next release.

He added: ''If he's not back in the band, he'll write on the record and we will work with him on his next record.''

Alan Carr: Chatty Man,  Channel 4, 10pm

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