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Waiting for Robbie in Leeds

Around half a million fans applied for tickets - only two and a half thousand got them. Fans have been queing outside the O2 Academy in Leeds since the early hours of this morning to make sure they are right at the front when Robbie Williams walks on to stage.

Adam Fowler went to meet them.

Dad-to-be Robbie gets gig ultimatum

Robbie Williams Credit: Press Association

Chart-topper Robbie Williams plays the first of four intimate gigs tonight. Half a million fans applied for tickets for the UK concerts but just two and half thousand got them for this evening's concert at Leeds' 02 Academy.

But Williams has revealed his pregnant wife Ayda, who's expecting their first child in the next few weeks, has told him to cancel his live gigs if she goes into labour - however he does not want to let down fans.

"I've had a bit of a falling out with the wife. I've got gigs this week. The baby could come at any minute. The wife has said if I go into labour 'and you've got a gig say in Leeds or Dublin, you've got to cancel it and come home', he said

He went on: "Do you think my audience will go 'oh it's ok, his wife's pregnant - that's fine.' They won't will they? The show must go on surely?"

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