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Robbie Williams regrets his “weird and fat” UFO phase

By | Published on Monday 3 September 2012

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams has been reminiscing about his past exploits, one of which was that never-realised dream to make a factual film about UFOs.

Speaking to The Sun to promote his “genuine World War I Winston Churchill”-inspired (his words, not mine) new men’s fashion label Farrell, Robbie’s thoughts were also drawn to previous less conventional solo projects.

He said: “Ever since I was sixteen all I have been doing is make album, promote album, tour album… and I did that for 20 years. Then I got a bit burnt out and I was looking for something else. I thought that something else was making documentaries about UFOs. But that wasn’t going to work out for me. It just made me weird and – at the time – fat. Weird and fat, looking for UFOs.

But, he adds, salvation came when his people proposed the fashion design thing: “So I thought I would reverse out of this situation, which was a PR nightmare, and my management put the idea to me. I live in America, where pop stars and actors all seem to do a multitude of things. I pretty much thought I could do a clothing line. I didn’t know how we would, but we’ve done it”.

Yes, yes they have done it. ‘They’ being Robbie and ex-Burberry designer Ben Dickens. If you’d like to see the collection, here are some models angrily modelling it.

Williams’ new solo album, ‘Take The Crown’, will be out on 5 Nov, preceded by the Gary Barlow co-authored single, ‘Candy’, on 29 Oct.