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British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. Image: BANG Showbiz

Take that! Robbie Williams ‘would be a troll without fame’

According to Robbie Williams, he would probably be a troll if he wasn’t a pop star.

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British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. Image: BANG Showbiz

The 47-year-old singer — who first found fame in the British pop group Take That — admits he would criticise himself if he was a normal guy looking at Robbie Williams the pop star.

He said: “I think that with all success in the UK, instead of going, ‘I’m going to try and do that and better it’, people think, ‘I’m going to bring it down’.

‘I would probably enjoy knocking Robbie Williams’

“Look, I’m not saying either that I would think or be any other way if I hadn’t been as lucky as I’ve been. I’m not saying as a 47-year-old that would still be in Staffordshire, would I like and enjoy Robbie Williams? Or would I like and enjoy knocking Robbie Williams?

“I would probably like and enjoy knocking Robbie Williams more than I would like Robbie Williams. I’m not saying that I’m above.”

James Blunt is ‘actually a war hero’ – Robbie Williams

Robbie observed that fellow pop star James Blunt has faced similar criticism for his music over the years.

He told the Talent Takes Practice podcast:

“James Blunt has been pillared, hated, despised. He’s had to work out a way, like karate, to make the power coming at him work in his favour, belittle himself, joke about himself, be mean about himself, join in with it.

“There’s these things about how easy James Blunt had to get to what he got to, I don’t believe that … Everybody has a journey, everybody finds it immensely difficult.

“In the case of James Blunt, he’s actually a war hero. There’s stuff he’s done for our country, albeit as a captain, which we might get sniffy at, he still did it.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for him. I’ve been to see him a few times, really enjoyed his gigs.”

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