NO BIG DEAL FOR JONATHAN

Robbie Williams' chum is reported to have been dropped after a dismal performance by his debut single...

ROBBIE WILLIAMS‘ flatmate JONATHAN WILKES has reportedly been dropped by his record label after failing to breach the Top 20 with his debut single ‘JUST ANOTHER DAY’ earlier this year.

The singer, whose career was launched with a flurry of publicity around his friendship with Williams and an intensive promotional campaign which included a Los Angeles video shoot and US junkets for journalists, may yet attempt to pursue a pop career in Europe, according to The Sun newspaper.

The single only reached Number 23 in the UK charts in March. Today’s (July 30) Sun, quotes an insider at record label Virgin, whose offshoot Innocent Wilkes was signed to, as saying that bad timing was to blame for his lack of success.

“We were very disappointed with Jonathan’s chart position and it was just no longer right for us to continue our relationship with him. The timing was not right for him but it has been an amicable end of the contract,” they said.

The source added that they may continue with his contract in Europe, where the single fared better. He is reported to be planning to duet with Williams on a big band number for a covers album.