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Robbie Williams' heartfelt tribute to Ronnie Corbett

Robbie Williams has paid tribute to Ronnie Corbett with a photo on Twitter showing a tattoo on his neck of The Two Ronnies' glasses that famously formed part of the start of their shows.


Soccer Aid 2016 sees stars come out again for Unicef

Comedian Jack Whitehall is taking part in Soccer Aid for the second time. Credit: PA

Soccer Aid's tenth anniversary match will take place at Old Trafford on Sunday 5th June, it was announced today.

Some familiar faces are set to return for the charity match, held in aid of children's organisation Unicef, including pop star Robbie Williams, actor Michael Sheen and comedian Jack Whitehall.

Soccer Aid 2016 will be shown live on ITV, and tickets are available now. For more information, visit ITV's Soccer Aid website.

Robbie Williams 'left in agony' after live shows

Robbie Williams has told how his live shows left him in agony battling back pain and muscle spasms after performances on his Swings Both Ways tour.

The 40-year-old on-off Take That star told how he had to sit out the annual Soccer Aid charity football match he organised because of the difficulties he was having.

Robbie Williams, who is renowned for his energetic performances, had to scale back on his football due to the back pain. Credit: PA

"The day after Belfast was spent in bed with it completely spasming - like tooth ache under my shoulder blades. Oh the joys of getting older," he told fans on his website.

His next show is at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Sunday.


Robbie Williams 'will not rejoin Take That' for tour

Robbie Williams has said he will not be taking part in a forthcoming Take That tour and album, although the singer insisted he has not quit the group.

Speaking to The Sun, Williams put the decision down to the demands of his solo career and the fact he is expecting a second child.

“Logistically I can’t do it. I have the [solo] tour and I’m going to be a dad again," he said.

Robbie Williams will not be joining Take That for their upcoming tour. Credit: Richard Gray/EMPICS Entertainment

But he stressed he was not calling time on the band, saying:

“It doesn’t mean to say I won’t join in along the way. Whatever happens, I am absolutely going to be in Take That — I love being in Take That.”

Robbie Williams 'delighted' to become father again

Pop star Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field are expecting their second child, the singer announced on Twitter.

The 40-year-old, who lives with his wife and 2-year-old daughter Teddy in Los Angeles, was once dismissed as the ''fat dancer from Take That'' by Oasis' Noel Gallagher, but he became one of the biggest stars of British music.

He quit the group in the mid-1990s and embarked on a solo career which included a mainstay of the karaoke club, Angels.

Mr Williams also battled personal demons - drink and drugs - along the way and often said success had not necessarily led to happiness.

The Stoke-born singer enjoyed a return to the pop charts with his album Swings Both Ways, which soared to the number one spot at the end of last year.

Robbie Williams confirms second child with Ayda Field

Pop star Robbie Williams is to become a father again. The Take That and solo singer said he and wife Ayda Field are expecting a second child, he confirmed on Twitter.

He married the actress in the grounds of his Beverly Hills mansion in August 2010. Theodora was born two years later.

Williams enjoyed a return to the pop charts with his album Swings Both Ways, which soared to the number one spot at the end of last year.

Robbie Williams celebrates claiming 1,000th No. 1

Robbie Williams has swung his way into the history books as his latest record became the 1,000th number one in the UK album charts.

Swings Both Ways beat off competition from Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 to shoot straight to the top of the charts.

The former Take That star tweeted this picture after his album became the 1,000th number one. Credit: Twitter/@robbiewilliams

Williams, who has sold 18.6 million albums in the UK, said while claiming the 1,000th number one was a "nice thing", the achievement would be "forgotten by everyone by Tuesday".

"It's a nice bit of synchronicity, and nice that it hasn't gone unnoticed, but I don't know what it means, really," the 39-year-old said.

"The story for me is that I'm number one, it's sold a load: ace. The fact it's the 1,000th number one is a nice thing but it'll be forgotten by everyone on Tuesday."

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