Take That thrill fans as they tease first new album in five years

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18, 2022: Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen attends the Take That photocall for 'Greatest Days' during the 75th Cannes Film Festival held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. (Photo credit should read P. Lehman/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen are working on new material. (Getty Images)

Take That have thrilled fans by teasing their first new album in five years.

Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald have not released an album since Wonderland, which was unveiled in 2017.

But it seems another is on the way.

Spilling the beans on Zoe Ball's BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, Barlow said the trio have started on their new material.

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Gary Barlow of Take That performs at the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London.
Gary Barlow shared the news when he was on the radio. (PA).

"We have started a little bit of writing, but we’re not due to officially start until the New Year," said the star.

"Hopefully (there will be an album released) next year, but we’ve got to write some hits."

The news comes days after it was announced that Take That would headline British Summer Time (BST) in Hyde Park in July, in what will be their only UK show next year.

They join the likes of Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the bill.

The band said of the show: "We’re so excited to be back together and that BST Hyde Park will be the first stage we perform on in almost four years.

“We have incredible memories of playing there in 2016, and we can’t wait to see everyone in July.”

Gary Barlow, Jason Orange and Mark Owen of Take That join Sigma as guests performing live on stage on day 1 at BBC Big Weekend on 28 May 2016 at Powderham Castle, Exeter, UK
The trio last released an album in 2017. (PA)

They also tweeted that it would be their "only UK show next year".

Fans of the band were delighted to hear new music is on the way.

One tweeted that they were "feeling goooood" after Barlow's comments, while another said it was "so exciting".

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"We hope for many more years yet boys, we will never tire of your music," said someone else.

Take That got together in 1990 and, along with past members Robbie Williams and Jason Orange, found fame with songs like Could It Be Magic and Relight My Fire.

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