Take That singer GARY BARLOW encouraged former bandmate Robbie Williams to move back to the U.K. - because it is the perfect place to pen new songs.
Earlier this week (beg08Dec08), a British tabloid reported that Williams was set to move back to England after living in Los Angeles for five years.
And Barlow thinks he was the driving force behind the Angel hitmaker's decision.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "It's great news that he's decided to come back to the U.K. I've always loved working here and wouldn't want to be anywhere else - and I've been telling Robbie for a while now that he needs to move back. I think the time is right for him to come back now.
"I don't think the U.S. is the best place for him to be. This is where he thrives and is the best thing he can do for his career. He's got a lot of unfinished business here and he'll be back to his best in no time if he comes home."