Take That, including Robbie Williams, are reforming for a one-off gig on May 27th but just how can fans watch the lockdown-inspired event?

It’s safe to say that 2020 has not gone to plan for most of us.

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid waste to sporting fixtures, cinema releases and concert dates, leaving many of us unable to do what we love doing.

However, what the pandemic and subsequent lockdown have shown is that there are still ways in which we can come together and enjoy something together, even if it’s only virtual.

While we’ve already seen sports take on virtual forms, concerts and gigs have been another part of life to go virtual and now, an unlikely team-up is bringing the biggest concert of lockdown to our screens.

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Take That are reuniting for a one-off concert

That’s right, in partnership with Compare the Market’s Meerkat Music, Take That are reuniting for a one-off concert to help raise spirits during the troubling times we’re currently living through.

The event is due to take place on Friday, May 29th and comes as a welcome surprise after it looked as if Take That wouldn’t be reforming for a long while yet.

Take That’s Meerkat Music gig was announced on May 17th as part of the latest batch of Compare the Market adverts which see Aleksandr and co struggling to cope in lockdown.

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Even Robbie Williams is taking part

Robbie Williams has had a long on and off relationship with Take That.

After initial success in the early 1990s, Robbie left to embark on a hugely successful solo career.

And when Take That reformed in 2005, Robbie was nowhere to be seen until he briefly rejoined the boyband in 2010.

While he’s not a full-time member anymore, he does still make the odd one-off performance, the most recent of which came in 2018.

However, while Robbie will be taking part in the one-off gig, former bandmate, Jason Orange, will not after quitting the group in 2014 and means that just four of the original five Take That members will be performing.

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How to watch the concert

The Meerkat Music Take That gig will be live streamed for free on YouTube.

Fans simply need to head over to the Compare the Meerkat YouTube channel at 9pm on Friday, May 29th to tune in.

It is worth noting, this won’t be any ordinary gig as the Take That stars will be performing together virtually to maintain the government’s social distancing rules

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