From then on, their career went from strength to strength, with hits like Patience, Shine and Greatest Day.
The four-piece became a five-piece once more when Williams rejoined his bandmates for their sixth studio album Progress and a subsequent stadium tour.
By the time the next album rolled around, however, he stepped away again due to becoming a father for the second time and, though the door was left open for his return, has focused instead on his solo career in the years since.
Take That’s numbers dropped again in 2014 when Orange announced he had quit, leaving the band working as a trio with just Barlow, Owen and Donald remaining.
Published at Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:26:00 +0000