Former Live & Kickin’ presenter Katy Hill has told The Sunday Mirror how she turned down Robbie Williams for a date because she was already engaged to the show’s former co-presenter Trey Farley. “It was at the Capital studios at Robbie’s gig with about 30 people and he’d just finished singing ‘Angels’,” Hill said. “He asked me, ‘Katy, are you still single? Would you like to come out?’ I just held up my diamond engagement ring. I was so embarrassed. I was in a room full of Robbie fans and he had singled me out.”
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Robbie’s Posh Pad In Dubai Cost Him Extra For Waiting
September 7, 2003 – The People reports Robbie Williams has paid well above the list price to snap up a Dubai holiday home after learning former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and husband David had picked up a villa on the exclusive resort The Palm, along with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. While they paid $1.6 million, Robbie had to buy a plot from a sheikh who had purchased multiple villas for the inflated price of $2 million. “Robbie called recently to place his order but was informed he was a bit late and all the plots were sold on Palm 1,” a source revealed. “He insisted he wanted to buy a villa on that resort – and was told that he needed to get a broker in the area. They put him in touch with a sheikh who bought up a couple of villas when they were first advertised. But Robbie was warned he’d pay an inflated price.”
Robbie Eyes Lamborghini Diablo
September 4, 2003 – The Sun has photos of Robbie Williams eying a $300,000 yellow Lamborghini Diablo in a swanky Beverly Hills showroom while chatting on his cellphone. Check out photos of Robbie and the car here.
Robbie Set To Revive Live Album Format For Christmas
September 2, 2003 – The Sun reports Robbie Williams is set to smash the UK record for live album sales when he releases his Knebworth concerts on CD and DVD later this year just in time for Christmas. “The real heyday of the live album was back in the Seventies when there were definitive releases from the likes of Bob Dylan, The Who, and Peter Frampton,” remarked HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo. “It has been a neglected format of late but as we saw with the ‘Swing’ album, if anybody can revive the live album concept, it would have to be Robbie Williams.” Read more.
EMI Squashes Robbie’s Plan To Duet With Best Pal
August 26, 2003 – The Sunday People reports EMI has nixed Robbie Williams’ plan to record a duet with best pal Jonathan Wilkes. “It wasn’t thought a good selling point to have Robbie working with someone whose profile is so much lower,” an insider explained. “It wouldn’t do Robbie’s brand any good.” Williams had promised the 24-year-old stage star that he’d perform a track with him.