Pop stars Take That have seen off competition from reunited rockers Blur and the Stone Roses to be named Britain's most successful comeback act.

The Never Forget hitmakers topped a poll of the highest-earning reunited bands with takings of $208 million (£130 million) since they re-emerged on the music scene in 2005 after a decade-long absence.

The group's earnings dwarfs that of the Spice Girls, who have made $40 million (£25 million) since reuniting in 2007 for a comeback tour, putting them ahead of rock group Blur at number three with $24 million (£15 million) and the Stone Roses at four with $19.2 million (£12 million).

The top five is rounded out by another pop group, Steps, with $16 million (£10 million), while other entries in the top 10 include Madness, the Sex Pistols and Pulp.