Mark Owen has joked that Robbie Williams is so revved up about their forthcoming tour that he wants to wear clown make-up for every song.
The band have reunited for a 27-show trip around the UK, and Mark admitted he had been worried that because Robbie wasn't around for their Circus tour, he might find it strange to be putting on such a big show.
He said: "Rob's had to come in and do things he hasn't done for 10 years or so, and be part of a group. It's a whole new thing for him, but seeing how well he's adjusted to it is great. There was a feeling like, 'What if he doesn't want to put clown make-up on while he's singing' or 'How's it going to work with all of us?' but he's definitely part of the band in the truest sense."
He went on: "In fact, we have to hold him back now - he wants to put make-up on during every song!"
He added that he had a "warm feeling" about being back together for the tour.
He said: "Now and again I'd catch myself looking over my shoulder thinking, 'Oh, we're back, all of us' and I'd laugh inside. I can't believe it. I keep getting this warm feeling."