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Robbie: Take That back for good?

Published 26/10/2010 | 08:02

A reunited Take That picked up a Q award. Photo: PA
A reunited Take That picked up a Q award. Photo: PA

Robbie Williams hinted that Take That might be back for good as the recently reformed group picked up a prize at the Q Awards.

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The singer rejoined his old bandmates earlier this year after they reunited without him in 2005.

On stage to accept the Q Hall of Fame award at the central London ceremony, Robbie said: "Very happy to be back. First day and we've won an award."

He added: "I'd like to thank my boys. Extremely happy here. Looking forward to the next few years."

It was the band's first public appearance since Robbie rejoined.

Another newly reformed band - Suede - also picked up an award. Collecting the Q inspiration award, frontman Brett Anderson paid tribute to their original guitarist, Bernard Butler, who quit the line-up after only a short spell in the spotlight.

"I don't think we can accept this award without mentioning Bernard and that great work he did with us early on. This one's for Bernard too."

Brett later joked that drummer Simon Gilbert would keep their award. He said: "Simon is the most responsible of us. The rest of us would just lose it. He'll polish it."

Rapper Plan B, who picked up the Breakthrough Artist award, said he had not expected to win. The star, whose real name is Ben Drew, said: "I expect the worst, I expect people to ignore me and be down on me because that is what I've experienced. I'm a little bit unaware of how big it has got until other people make me aware of it."

Big winners also included singer Florence Welch, who collected two prizes - best female, and best track for You've Got The Love. Kasabian were named best act in the world.

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