Corrie star Bradley Walsh, who is teammates with Robbie Williams on his Soccer Aid club, tells The Sun Robbie is quitting his smoking habit in a bid to be in top shape for the event. “We are calling him ‘No Cigs Robbie’,” Walsh said. “He’s taking this very, very seriously and will do anything it takes to win. And we will win. Gordon couldn’t even beat us at swearing, never mind footie.” Read more.
Robbie’s Take That Tennis Challenge
May 21, 2006 – The People reports Jonathan Ross challenged Robbie Williams to a tennis match on his Friday chat show, prompting the singer to accept and vow that if Ross could beat him, he’d “go on stage with Take That in Manchester and do one song.”
Take That Don’t Rule Out Robbie Cameo
May 11, 2006 – The Sun’s Victoria Newton spoke with Take That backstage at Wembley Arena on Tuesday, where they revealed Robbie Williams still hasn’t ruled making a cameo on the boy band’s comeback tour. Jason Orange said: “We really hope he does perform with us, Victoria, he hasn’t said he won’t.” Gary Barlow then told Newton: “Your guess is as good as mine.”
Robbie Takes Up Yoga
May 1, 2006 – The People reports Robbie Williams is taking up yoga to shape up for a Soccer Aid match next month. “There’s no way he wants to miss captaining the England team,” a source said.
Robbie Joining Take That Tour As A Hologram
The Mirror reports that Robbie Williams will be joining Take That for every night of their reunion tour – as a 10ft hologram. “It’s going to be amazing,” an insider said. “And that’s the whole team back together. What better way to give the fans what they want? Robbie was always the cheeky one and it wouldn’t be the same without him. We just hope he sees the funny side…”
Robbie Williams And James Brown To Duet At World Cup Party
April 22, 2006 – Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and hubby David will welcome James Brown and Robbie Williams to duet at their World Cup party, a source tells The Sun. “It’s going to be a blast,” the insider promised. “James Brown’s representatives flew in to London this week for talks. As soon as they sat down with David and Victoria they were given the full sales pitch about how big a night it would be. James Brown is the perfect showman to make an appearance. Robbie has signed up and loved the idea of taking the stage with Brown. They will do a set of songs each then one together. They are yet to decide which track. JB might be 72 but he still tours as hard as artists half his age. And he’ll be more than a match for Robbie with his dance moves.”
Robbie Pens Tune For Tom Jones
April 14, 2006 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Robbie Williams has written a new track exclusively for his idol Sir Tom Jones. “Robbie thinks it will be great for Tom’s voice, and is sending over the track this week in order for Tom to include it on his next album,” a source revealed.
Robbie To Join Take That During Comeback Tour
April 14, 2006 – A source tells The Sun that Robbie Williams will join his former Take That bandmates on stage during their comeback tour at one of their Manchester gigs. “Robbie has agreed to appear at one of the Take That gigs in Manchester,” the insider revealed. “They are working out schedules and haven’t yet decided which of the dates it will be. But it is a done deal. Everyone involved has been sworn to secrecy. As usual Rob has demanded no one coughs to it officially or he will change his mind. He likes to keep an element of surprise about all his appearances and gets his knickers in a twist when things leak out. But he will be there to sing one number. They are working out all the details now.”
Robbie Recruits Shayne Ward For His Soccer Team
April 13, 2006 – The Mirror reports that Robbie Williams has asked ‘X Factor’ winner Shayne Ward to play center-back against Gordon Ramsay’s team in his charity Soccer Aid Match for Unicef at Old Trafford on May 27th. “Shayne and Robbie hit it off at Top Of The Pops earlier this year,” a friend said. “Then while Shayne was in LA filming his ‘No Promises’ video, Robbie invited him round.”