10 Little Known Facts About Robbie Williams

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6. Acting Career

Back in his school days, Robbie’s most notable school play performance was in Oliver as – you’ve guessed it – The Artful Dodger.

7. Mum Knows Best

Robbie Williams has his Mum to thank for his early success – she saw an advertisement looking for members of a new boy band and suggested he went along to try when he was just 16 years old – he was famously the youngest member of Take That.

8. He Makes Little Girls Cry

Millions of teenage girls went into a meltdown in 1995 when Robbie split from the rest of his band mates, and Take That went out on their much anticipated Nobody Else tour with just the four remaining members.

It would be twelve long years before they performed on stage together again.

9. Fastest Selling Album

The 2010 album Progress (when Robbie had returned briefly to the fold) was the second fastest selling album ever and the fastest since the year 2000.

10. Family Life

After struggling with many demons and addictions over the years, Robbie Williams is now happily married to Ayda Field with whom he has a daughter Theodora Rose.

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