Robbie Williams Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

10th February 2017

Quote: "Threw up in Buckingham Palace? No. I smoked a spliff in Buckingham Palace." Singer Robbie Williams admits he smoked cannabis in the royal household when he performed at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert back in 2012, but denies that he had ever vomited in the iconic building.

6th February 2017

Fact: Ed Sheeran is set to perform at the 2017 BRIT Awards on 22 February (17) at London's O2 Arena. The appearance marks his first major live performance since he returned from his year-long break. Other performers include Little Mix, Bruno Mars and Robbie Williams.

18th December 2016

Quote: "I have got to get my kicks any way possible, and I tell my lovely wife Ayda that I am just being professional. The fans put me where I am today, so I can just get a quick feel of their breasts too as I sign them." Robbie Williams confesses to still signing the bare chests of his devoted female fans.

4th December 2016

Quote: "With the boys we're losing members rapidly. Perhaps they could just combine. Eventually it will just be a Bucks Fizz-style gig. There will be Gaz (Gary Barlow) and Howard (Donald), and Emma (Bunton) and Geri (Horner). That would be a f**king great group. Singing Making Your Mind Up, representing the U.K. at Eurovision." Robbie Williams thinks the existing members of Take That and the Spice Girls should team up to create the next Bucks Fizz, a top British pop group from the 1980s.

17th October 2016

Fact: Robbie Williams' new album The Heavy Entertainment Show features a track written for him by rockers The Killers. The album also features contributions from Jewel and Rufus Wainwright.

3rd April 2016

Fact: Pop star Robbie Williams has had a small image of two pairs of glasses inked on his neck in tribute to late British comedy icon Ronnie Corbett, who died on Thursday (31Mar16). The 85-year-old was famed for his double act with fellow funnyman Ronnie Barker, who passed away in 2005, and the Angels singer honoured their memories by sharing a snap of his new tattoo online. He captioned it, "Ronnie Corbett: You inspired me at a very young age. THANK YOU. You’ll always be with me x".

20th August 2015

Quote: ''On the TV he's really, really beautiful, he's stunning and he's got the most amazing voice. He's a bit Elvisy, isn't he? He's really handsome and strikes me as a nice person. I should sing something with him." Robbie Williams is a big fan of singer and current Queen frontman Adam Lambert.

12th June 2015

Fact: British pop star Gary Barlow has beaten fellow fathers David Beckham, SIMON COWELL, and former his bandmate Robbie Williams to be named the U.K.'s Celebrity Dad of the Year 2015. The father of three first won the prize in 2012.

10th March 2015

Fact: British stars Cheryl Cole, Russell Brand, Robbie Williams, David Walliams and Katie Price will compete against each other in a fake reality talent show in an upcoming sketch for U.K. charity Comic Relief. The contestants will fight for the title of the country's "national treasure". Stephen Fry, Sheridan Smith and Miranda Hart will judge the competition. The sketch airs in the U.K. on Friday (13Mar15) during the Comic Relief telethon.

30th October 2014

Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams will be taking a break from daddy duties in March (15) to head out on tour. The former Take That star, who became a father for the second time on Monday (27Oct14), will play 11 dates across Europe and Russia before closing the run with a one-off concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on 2 May (15).

30th October 2014

Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams has named his newborn son Charlton Valentine Williams. He and his wife Ayda Field welcomed their second child on Monday (27Oct14) and the Angels hitmaker documented their hospital visit through videos and pictures on social media and he announced the name in a similar fashion. They also have a two-year-old daughter named Theodora.

11th August 2014

Fact: Singer Robbie Williams is $23.6 million (£14.1 million) richer thanks to his Teddy Bear Productions company. The former Take That star established the firm last year (13), and the organisation handled the proceeds of his recent Take The Crown Stadium tour. The new firm, which is owned entirely by Williams, made the $23.6 million pre-tax profit on $52.5 million (£31.3 million) sales, according to the Daily Mail.

18th March 2014

Fact: Homeland's Damian Lewis, Scottish film star James McAvoy and Doctor Who actor Matt Smith are among the celebrities who have been recruited for Robbie Williams' annual Soccer Aid event in England in June (14).

21st February 2014

Quote: "A message for Mel B. You're the only Spice Girl I ever wanted to sleep with. It's true... I slept with the other ones by mistake. You slip, you trip and your d**k ends up in Geri Halliwell... yes I did." British pop star Robbie Williams regrets his brief fling with former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell.

2nd December 2013

Quote: "She's cool but, to be honest, I wasn't sure how it was going to work out on that song... But then when she sang it, she opened her voice and that first note came out. It was like, 'Oh, wow, this is brilliant.'" Robbie Williams was impressed with fellow British pop star Lily Allen when they teamed up for a duet on his new album.

29th October 2013

Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams has been named Live Artist Of The Year by U.K. radio station Heart. The former Take That singer, who was praised for his European summer tour, will celebrate the award with an intimate gig at a London venue.

8th July 2013

Quote: "We didn't make a record to satisfy some requirements, this was our project. Robbie Williams said the record's good but the songs have no chorus. I'd rather shoot myself in the b**ls than follow his advice." British rocker Liam Gallagher was miffed by Robbie Williams' critique of his band Beady Eye's latest album.

2nd May 2013

Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams served as host for his father Pete Conway's wedding on Wednesday (01May13). Conway married Melanie Mills at his singer son's sprawling home in Wiltshire, England.

15th April 2013

Quote: "If we stay in Los Angeles and this is our home for the rest of time, I'm not going to want to be buried at Stoke-on-Trent... I have always thought that is where I would end up, at the cemetery. But I now have an American bird (woman) as my wife, and I plan to be with her for the rest of time. Ayda's grandma is in a cemetery over here... Her grave is constantly in the sun. It's a nice place to end up." British singer Robbie Williams plans to be buried in his adopted Los Angeles instead of his native Stoke-on-Trent, England.

29th March 2013

Quote: "Chris Heath... wrote a book about me called Feel and we are now trying to set about writing a follow-up to that book. We don't know what it's called yet..." British pop star Robbie Williams is keen to publish a new book about his life and career.

4th March 2013

Quote: "She's wonderful, little Teddy. She's five-and-a-bit months old now. We're totally in love and we're gonna do more of them, because they're amazing. She likes fart jokes and Donald Duck. She laughs a lot. She's a wonderful little person and I'm in awe of her." British pop star Robbie Williams is hoping to have more children after becoming a first-time dad to daughter Theodora last year (12).

14th February 2013

Fact: Adele, Nicki Minaj and British singer Robbie Williams are set to be immortalised as comic book characters in a series of graphic novels entitled Fame, published by Bluewater Comics. Fame: Nicki Minaj was released in print and digital formats on Wednesday (13Feb13) while release dates for the Adele and Williams titles have yet to be announced.

26th November 2012

Quote: "A new tattoo is going to be coming any day. I'm just trying to find a nice teddy to get tattooed." British pop star Robbie Williams is planning a piece of body art in honour of his baby daughter Theodora 'Teddy' Rose, who was born in September (12).

3rd November 2012

Quote: "It's gone a bit wrong. I've been doing weights but I've had to stop because I can't fit in anything. I got obsessed but it's not good for fashion." British pop star Robbie Williams is planning to tone down his gym regime.

31st October 2012

Quote: "My wife and Adele are friends and I think my wife will be offering advice. Adele has a massive heart, she'll be a great mum." Robbie Williams reveals his actress wife Ayda Field, who gave birth to their daughter Teddy in September (12), is friends with fellow new mum Adele. The soul star welcomed a son on 19 October (12).

30th October 2012

Quote: "I'm married and I respect and love my wife too much. But, that being said, if Mila (Kunis) could meet me at the nearest hotel..." British singer Robbie Williams has a crush on the That 70S Show actress.

25th September 2012

Quote: "It'll be easy to tour with the baby. We travel privately. There'll be Mummy, Nanny, baby and me." Robbie Williams is not worried about childcare when he travels the world now he is a dad. The singer's wife Ayda Field gave birth to daughter Theodora last week (18Sep12).

21st September 2012

Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams has revealed his newborn daughter, Theodore 'Teddy' Rose, to the world by posting a photograph on showing her asleep on his chest. The Take That star writes, "Daddies (sic) second nappy change... Teddy's second day on the planet...". Williams' daughter with his wife Ayda was born on Tuesday (18Sep12).

21st September 2012

Tweet: "Just realised that Robbie Williams' baby has the same name as my little sister, Teddie Rose... sweet. Best name." British singer Lily Rose Cooper is pleased with the name pop star Robbie Williams chose for his new baby daughter.

21st September 2012

Quote: "Fun these days is a bag of Minstrels (chocolate candy) and a game of Uno. I love Yahtzee, I like Balderdash and I'm a Trivial Pursuit guy. I can't wait to take the kid to Hamley's (British toy super-store)." British singer Robbie Williams is looking forward to introducing his baby daughter Theodora Rose to his new favourite past time - board games.

14th September 2012

Quote: "There's no mad celebrity baby name. It's a very steadfast old school name." Singer Robbie Williams insists he and his pregnant wife Ayda Field will not be calling their first child anything strange.

14th September 2012

Quote: "It's funny, we're all really close but it's a relationship based almost entirely on email. I suppose if there wasn't email I wouldn't have a relationship with anybody. I don't have a phone, I don't ring anybody, I hate using it." Robbie Williams relies on the internet to keep in touch with his Take That bandmates.

5th September 2012

Quote: "She's a mini-Robbie. I'm excited but in truth I'm s**tting myself." British singer Robbie Williams is looking forward to impending fatherhood. His wife Ayda Field is due to give birth to a baby girl in the coming weeks.

30th August 2012

Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams has shown off his soccer skills in a new promo for men's fashion brand Farrell. The singer recruited four of his pals to stage a five-a-side game for the advert, during which they all wear stylish attire from the label. The Angels hitmaker has his own clothing range with the brand.

7th August 2012

Tweet: "My thoughts are with Gary, Dawn and family right now." Singer Robbie Williams passes his condolences to his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow, whose wife Dawn delivered a stillborn child over the weekend (04-05Aug12).

11th June 2012

Tweet: "Massive big up James Corden on his Tony win, brilliant. Great performance in a great Play. So proud mate." Singer Robbie Williams is delighted his pal landed the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for One Man, Two Guvnors at the Tony Awards on Sunday (10Jun12).

28th May 2012

Tweet: "Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make socceraid 2012 such an amazing success... A whopping £4m (plus) has been raised for Unicef_uk so far!" Robbie Williams is thrilled after Sunday's Soccer Aid event in England, which he organised, raised $6.4 million (£4 million) for Unicef.

23rd May 2012

Quote: "I think we are all most interested in Robbie's baby. I would love surveillance on Robbie's house 24/7 just watching him, especially, deal with a baby. I am really interested to see how that is going to work. Let's face it, he is a big kid." Gary Barlow can't wait to see how his Take That bandmate Robbie Williams adapts to fatherhood. The singer's wife Ayda is due to give birth later this year (12).

23rd May 2012

Quote: "I wish I spoke Spanish. Every year I plan to learn but it hasn't happened yet!" British singer Robbie Williams is keen to learn a new language.

11th April 2012

Fact: British singer Mark Owen is joining his Take That bandmate Robbie Williams' Soccer Aid 2012 charity showdown in England on 27 May (12). Michael Sheen, Jason Isaacs, Mike Myers, Gerard Butler and Will Ferrell will also compete in the star-studded soccer match.

1st February 2012

Quote: "News reaches me that I'm having a statue of (wife) Ayda made and I'm going to do an art show? I have no plans to show my 'art'... it's not good enough... and a statue of Ayda would make us laugh too much." British singer Robbie Williams reaches out to fans on his website to clarify recent gossip.

19th October 2011

Quote: "We were at Top of the Pops and I was sat on my own in a corridor. I remember Robbie came over to me and he put his arm around me and said, 'It's time to leave' and I went, 'Yeah'." Steps star H, real name Ian Watkins, reveals Robbie Williams encouraged him to leave the band, which split in 2001. The British group has since reunited, and their greatest hits album is at number one on the U.K. chart.

3rd October 2011

Quote: "I don't know why people lie about it. I'd have everything." British singer Robbie Williams is open to undergoing cosmetic surgery to improve his looks in the future.

28th September 2011

Quote: "I'd like to be in Gary's position for one night, but not four months. I was sat thinking 'wow, this is great'. But that's all it is, a great day. I would find it difficult, who wants to break a 16 year old's heart?" Robbie Williams has no plans to emulate his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow and sit on a reality TV show panel. The Angels hitmaker joined The X Factor judge Barlow recently to help decide who would make it through to the live shows of the British version of the programme.

31st July 2011

Quote: "Someone asked about (a) holiday after the tour. No plans whatsoever. L.A. will be all the holiday we need. Ayda still hasn't got her honeymoon yet though." British pop star Robbie Williams plans to take his wife Ayda Field on a long overdue trip after wrapping up his tour with Take That. The couple married in August last year (10).

24th July 2011

Quote: "I'm a hard worker so when I hear of bands cancelling gigs 'cause of a dicky (unwell) tummy, that's not on. I say Take That." Veteran punk star John Lydon was not impressed to hear British pop star Robbie Williams had pulled out of a gig after a bout of food poisoning.

23rd July 2011

Quote: "The dramatic weight loss has been an unexpected bonus." British singer Robbie Williams remains positive after he was struck down with food poisoning.

21st June 2011

Quote: "I don't have a driver's license. In London you just don't drive because the traffic is terrible, so you get cabs to go everywhere, which has left me being 37 and still without a driver's license in Los Angeles." British singer Robbie Williams is unable to legally drive.

24th March 2011

Quote: "We had several sessions over the past few months. Anyone who knows Rob will tell you he's very competitive and he wants to show the others he's the best player. He's not looking a bad player at all." British singer Robbie Williams is receiving darts lessons from legend Phil Taylor.

14th February 2011

Fact: British singer Robbie Williams showed he has no hard feelings towards supermodel ex-girlfriend Naomi Campbell - the stars embraced as they appeared on German TV show Wetten, Dass...? over the weekend (12-13Feb11).

19th January 2011

Quote: "I know we're back with Rob right now but we still see our future as a four-piece band. We see Take That as a four-piece band in general." Gary Barlow insists Robbie Williams' return to the group will not be permanent.

19th December 2010

Quote: "On most shows you have to sing in tune, sing in key, but I've managed to sell 60 million albums and I can do none of those things. The good singers are the ones behind us." British pop star Robbie Williams is grateful for the vocal support of his Take That bandmates.

12th December 2010

Fact: Robbie Williams and Mark Owen showed off their waltzing skills during Take That's appearance on British reality show Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday (11Dec10) as they teamed up for a short impromptu performance to show off their fancy footwork.

17th November 2010

Fact: Robbie Williams stunned theatregoers in Manchester, England earlier this week (begs15Nov10) by turning up with his wife Ayda Field to watch comedy show Pantos On Strike, starring his best friend JONATHAN WILKES.

8th November 2010

Quote: "I wanted to enjoy Rob, I wanted to enjoy the reunion privately... I didn't want it to be captured on camera, but it was. Gutted." Jason Orange wanted Robbie Williams's return to Take That to be a private matter. Instead, film crews were hired to shoot footage, which has been made into the documentary Look Back, Don't Stare: A Film About Progress.

2nd November 2010

Quote: "I had a bad, bad Robbie crush and as a teenager I used to dream of being his girlfriend!" Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh had a childhood infatuation with Robbie Williams.

29th October 2010

Quote: "Absolutely not. There's going to be no Glastonbury, not for me... It's a s**thole full of d**kheads... They pay you about five pence." Take That star Robbie Williams is adamant the boyband will never play at the legendary British music festival.

24th October 2010

Quote: "It was such a long time ago, a decade ago - and it was really nothing to write home about." Former Spice Girl Melanie CHISHOLM on her former tryst with singer Robbie Williams.

6th October 2010

Quote: "I want to get it over and done with and get IVF... Where do you get the injections?" Take That star Robbie Williams would consider in vitro fertilisation to help increase his chances of starting a family with new wife Ayda Field.

5th October 2010

Quote: "I had three or four friends all do some weird stuff, and L.A. cracked for me. It just shrivelled up. And I'm like, 'Babe, come home with me'." Robbie Williams on his decision to leave Los Angeles and set up home with new wife Ayda Field in his native Britain.

22nd September 2010

Quote: "I'm so happy those boys are all back together. I've been a Robbie fan for years and Gary is an amazing writer." Enrique Iglesias is pleased Robbie Williams has rejoined former bandmate Gary Barlow and the rest of Take That.

5th September 2010

Quote: "Ayda will be a wonderful mother but she has told me not even to think of having children before I stop being a kid myself." British singer Robbie Williams will have to grow up before starting a family with new wife Ayda Field.

2nd September 2010

Fact: British singer Robbie Williams is preparing to give fans another glimpse into his life with the release of a second official biography. The 36 year old will release You Know Me on 20 September (10).

26th August 2010

Quote: "It's so many rehabs ago. There's so much vodka underneath the bridge." Robbie Williams can't recall exactly what sparked his feud with Take That bandmate Gary Barlow.

23rd July 2010

Fact: Robbie Williams is to play a character is his own karaoke video game. We Sing Robbie Williams will feature 25 Williams hits accompanied by all the original videos. The release of the game will coincide with the star's greatest hits album, In And Out Of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010, in October (10).

15th July 2010

Quote: "I get embarrassingly excited when the five of us are in a room." Robbie Williams can't wait to start recording as a member of Take That after the British band announced a full reunion.

15th July 2010

Quote: "Getting the five of us to be in a room together, although always a dream, never actually seemed like becoming a reality." Take That star Mark Owen still can't believe former bandmate Robbie Williams is rejoining the British boyband.

16th June 2010

Quote: "He's a good poker player." Slash loves spending time with British pop star Robbie Williams in Los Angeles. The two stars both hail from the same town in England.

10th June 2010

Quote: "We live down the road from each other so I usually get his verdict on my new music. But I haven't been able to get his opinion as we keep missing each other!" SIR Tom Jones relies on what his Los Angeles neighbour Robbie Williams thinks of his music.

19th February 2010

Quote: "My career has seen the highest highs and most crashing lows... trips to rehab and trips to the stage to win awards. There's definitely a book in there and definitely a film. Overall, it's been magical." British pop star Robbie Williams is keen to document his turbulent life.

17th February 2010

Quote: "They got a bit confused when I put out RUDEBOX, it scared the majority of them." Robbie Williams on fans' reaction to his 2006 album.

16th February 2010

Quote: "I'm only 36 so a lifetime achievement award is a bit (strange)." Robbie Williams is baffled at scooping the top honour at the BRIT Awards.

16th February 2010

Quote: "It's mostly oldies because my new stuff is s**t." Robbie Williams dipped into his back catalogue for his hotly-anticipated BRIT Awards performance.

15th February 2010

Quote: "Let's put it this way, something big is on its way." Robbie Williams is coy about rumours he'll rejoin Take That, after leaving the band in 1995 to go solo.

18th December 2009

Fact: British singer Robbie Williams is offering up a lock of his hair to a lucky competition winner.

17th December 2009

Quote: "I wanted to be in an indie band and be a proper rock star." British singer Robbie Williams has considered moving away from his pop roots.

17th December 2009

Quote: "She is pregnant. It's twins. And both of them are going to be called Snowy. My mum is probably doing an interview about it as we speak." British pop star Robbie Williams jokes about his relationship with girlfriend Ayda Field, after a recent prank in Australia which saw him fool the world's media by appearing to propose on air.

15th December 2009

Quote: "Right now, who I think is really doing it and who I keep following around the world, and going, 'Nah he's the real deal' is Michael Buble. He's like me but he can actually sing, which is amazing. I'm a big fan of the bubbles." British singer Robbie Williams is in awe of Canadian crooner MICHAEL BUBLE.

13th December 2009

Fact: The final of U.K. TV talent contest The X Factor attracted a high-calibre audience on Saturday (12Dec09) - British royal Prince Harry was one of the revellers enjoying performances from Robbie Williams, Michael Buble and George Michael in the studio.

27th November 2009

Quote: "It feels a little bit like home here. Every country that I travel to, some places feel more familiar than others but Australia definitely has that kind of - yeah, you could do life here. This is really cool." British pop star Robbie Williams is pondering a move Down Under.

16th November 2009

Quote: "Robbie did actually phone them to congratulate them. He was very dignified." Simon Cowell reveals that Robbie Williams called British boyband JLS to congratulate them on their number one U.K. album - despite keeping the ANGELS hitmaker from the top spot with REALITY KILLED THE VIDEO STAR.

13th November 2009

Quote: "As I get older, the fear gets stronger. Some evenings it's like 80,000 people and it doesn't bother you and then some evenings it's like, 'F**king hell, it's 80,000 people!'" Robbie Williams insists his stage fright increases with age.

13th November 2009

Quote: "I spoke to Robbie and he has challenged me to a game of poker. We're going to get together in L.A. We don't play for money, just chips. I reckon I'll beat him. I'm pretty good." Leona Lewis is confident she'll trounce Robbie Williams in a game of poker.

11th November 2009

Quote: "I felt a bit battered from the press. They'd been waiting for ages to give me a good kicking, and putting the boot in here and there, and then there was this collective, 'Quick! He's down! Jump on him. Kick him in the head. Make sure he's gone.' It was a moment of perceived weakness in a glittering career." British pop star Robbie Williams was hurt by the reaction to his flop 2006 album RUDEBOX.

9th November 2009

Quote: "I thought 'Il Protagonista' but then it was pointed out to me that was pretentious. Then I thought 'Let Me Underwhelm You' - I like that. 'Him Who Sings Angels'. And a serious one was 'Me Singing'. I really liked the idea of 'Me Singing'." Robbie Williams considered a series of bizarre titles for his new album before settling on REALITY KILLED THE VIDEO STAR.

9th November 2009

Quote: "It's ridiculous and stupid. I thought I had to do it because I was in the rock business. I threw it out and just went 'Ahh'. It landed in the mud and all that was left was a plug sticking out of the mud. Please don't do it. You don't need to do it." Robbie Williams is ashamed of hurling a TV through a hotel window during his wildman years.

30th October 2009

Quote: "They've been doing a lap of honour for the past 13 years. There's been the occasional gem, here and there, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE, and well, that's about it." Robbie Williams is convinced it was the right time for British rockers Oasis to split.

25th September 2009

Quote: "I think the next couple of months will define the rest of my life.” Robbie Williams on his musical comeback. The singer will release REALITY KILLED THE VIDEO STAR, his first album in three years, in November (09).

22nd September 2009

Fact: Singer Robbie Williams is set to play his first concert in Britain in more than three years, with a gig at this year's (09) BBC Electric Proms. The London show will take place on 20 October (09).

7th September 2009

Quote: "For this album, I've been Luke Moody. I don't like the name Robbie. Bert Williams for the next album, come on!" British singer Robbie Williams is considering a name change.

4th September 2009

Quote: "It really genuinely feels so good. Pop star, I like pop star. I've not done it in three years. I get to wear jackets and not eat chocolate and eat porridge every day." Robbie Williams is enjoying life back on the pop music scene.

4th September 2009

Quote: "We're mates, there's no bad feeling. It's all good. I love him and I love his family, they're great. You know, no problems there. It just needs to be at the right time when we're both in the right head space." Robbie Williams isn't ruling out collaborating with former songwriting partner Guy Chambers after their previous fall out.

4th September 2009

Quote: "It was very sad. I watched it and wished I had been there, but I didn't know that was going to be the end of the documentary. I thought that was a bit cruel... I wish I had have been there." Robbie Williams on the documentary that marked Take That's reunion after a ten-year hiatus, which ended with the four group members disappointed when the ANGELS singer failed to join them.

8th June 2009

Quote: "Robbie Williams said it's not right for him. There's no chance of it happening this time." JASON ORANGE sets the record straight about reports his former bandmate will rejoin Take That on their U.K. tour.

10th March 2009

Fact: Pop star Robbie Williams has made a guest appearance on hit sketch show LITTLE BRITAIN as part of the U.K.'s Comic Relief charity appeal. The singer is seen sporting a blonde wig and a nightgown in a spoof of 1973 horror movie The Exorcist.

26th February 2009

Quote: "We and most of our contemporaries would fail the auditions. I couldn't sing a Robbie Williams song. I love the self-belief of those people." Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos could never succeed in an American Idol-style reality TV show.

4th December 2008

Quote: "I could do the whole process (of rolling a marijuana cigarette) in one hand in a car while it was moving. Once I bought a lump of (cannabis) resin and it was rubber from somebody's shoe. So I smoked it anyway." Former Take That star Robbie Williams on his battle with drugs.

30th November 2007

Fact: Robbie Williams' hit song ANGELS has been knocked from first to third place in a poll of Europe's top songs played at weddings. The tune has been overtaken by Eric Clapton's WONDERFUL TONIGHT and The Police's EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE.

25th October 2007

Quote: "I met Courtney Love and she said she'd like to sleep with me, but couldn't because of my pop star thing. So I said I couldn't sleep with her either, because of the ugly thing." British singer Robbie Williams hits out at the former Hole rocker.

5th October 2007

Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams joined DJ MARK RONSON on stage at his El Rey theatre gig in Los Angeles earlier this week (ends05Oct07), giving the star-studded audience a surprise performance of THE Charlatans' THE ONLY ONE I KNOW. Those present at the concert included actress Mischa Barton and Nicole Richie.

12th September 2007

Quote: "He's massive. I just think we can create something that you haven't heard from me." 50 Cent on his hopes to record with British pop star Robbie Williams.

28th May 2007

Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams has made into onto a shortlist alongside David Beckham and SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL in a poll to find new faces to adorn the nation's banknotes.

17th February 2007

Quote: "Sean Lennon used to be my best friend. He lived just down the road from me. We'd go and visit Michael Jackson together all the time." Producer Mark Ronson, who has worked with Kanye West, Robbie Williams and Amy Winehouse, had an interesting childhood.

15th February 2007

Fact: Singer Robbie Williams will take a cut of all profits from future merchandise branded with the name Take That, because he has given his former bandmates his consent to apply for a trademark for use on a large range of goods including CDs, films, video games, stationary and clothing.

30th September 2006

Fact: British singer Robbie Williams is selling his Smart Crossblade car on auction website eBay, complete with cigarette burns in the passenger seat.

19th September 2006

Fact: The final date of Robbie Williams' world tour in Milton Keynes, England, tonight (19SEP06) will be streamed live to T-Mobile customers in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. It is the first time a concert has been broadcast live to mobile phones in more than one country simultaneously.

12th September 2006

Quote: "How great am I? That never happened when I was in school. Michael Jackson never came to Stoke-On-Trent." Robbie Williams is unrepentant about forcing local schools to close down during his recent concerts in the English town.

3rd September 2006

Quote: "I am a camp man." Robbie Williams confesses his metrosexuality.

28th August 2006

Fact: Robbie Williams and Kate Moss have been named the British king and queen of hat-wearing by UK company Lutonfirst.

13th August 2006

Fact: A documentary about the late Freddie Mercury is to be aired on British network ITV on what would have been the star's 60th birthday. FREDDIE MERCURY: A KIND OF MAGIC will include commentary from the Queen singer's mother JER BULSARA and celebrity fan Robbie Williams when it airs on 5 September (06).

24th July 2006

Fact: Robbie Williams' conquests are reportedly comparing notes about the British pop star on the internet. The girls have tracked each other down on blogging site

20th July 2006

Quote: "It's loads of different things, sometimes it could be a vibe, sometimes it's just a box that tells you to f**k off." Robbie Williams explains the meaning of his forthcoming single RUDEBOX.

16th June 2006

Quote: "I have typical British teeth - uncared for and messy. They have been battered into submission by 25 years of continual night time grinding. They've started to look like vertically challenged milk teeth." British pop star Robbie Williams admits poor dental hygiene.

10th June 2006

Quote: "I want to know how Mick Jagger does this stuff. I'm 32 and knackered. He's about 105 and still does it." A tired Robbie Williams kicked off the European leg of his world tour in Dublin last night (09JUN06).

11th February 2006

Fact: <p>Robbie Williams is officially the ultimate celebrity Casanova, according to a survey by Buena Vista International, beating soccer hunk David Beckham and actor Jude Law to the top spot. </p>

31st January 2006

Quote: <p>"It's still f**king exciting, but it takes a lot more to shock you. Some girl got on her boyfriend's shoulders. I thought that was a very Robbie Williams moment. Thought we were going to play ANGELS or something." Arctic Monkeys bassist ANDY NICHOLSON still enjoys playing gigs now the British band is famous, despite the different behaviour of some fans. </p>

12th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I received 80,000 cards for Valentine's Day, but I've got a few things to sort out before I'm ready to go into relationships again." Pop superstar Robbie Williams has plenty of ladies to choose from, but the time's not quite right. </p>

4th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Robbie used to take the mick out of (make a joke about) them, so from that day on I've kept them hidden." TAKE THAT star Gary Barlow has been insecure about his pubic hair ever since former bandmate Robbie Williams made fun of it. </p>

29th November 2005

Quote: <p>"He's never been my cup of tea, I've got to be honest with you." George Michael remains diplomatic when asked about his opinion of pop rival Robbie Williams. </p>

14th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I would swap everything I have for what he's got." Pop superstar Robbie Williams would trade in his success for former TAKE THAT singer Gary Barlow's domestic bliss. </p>

4th November 2005

Fact: <p>Stars including Madonna, Robbie Williams and Coldplay were treated to goody bags worth $12,500 (GBP7,000) at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon last night (3NOV05) - with gifts including a weekend break at the Four Seasons Hotel in Lisbon, Sharm El Sheikh or Bali, Love KYLIE Lingerie and MAC cosmetics. </p>

4th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I want to say how much I enjoyed Madonna's performance. She's absolute legend. She makes us all look like amateurs." British pop hunk and Best Male winner Robbie Williams feels inferior next to MADONNA. </p>

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