Williams accompanied Dizzee for the pair’s current collaborative single, ‘Goin’ Crazy’, with Radio 1 tweeting: “er, yes that was actual @robbiewilliams joining @itsDizzeerascal for 1 track before being whisked away! #bigweekend”.
Despite ‘Goin’ Crazy’ appearing on Radio 1’s current playlist, station managers chose not to play the former Take That star’s 2012 track ‘Candy’. This led to a spat between Williams and DJ Nick Grimshaw, with the breakfast show host branding the singer too old for them to champion. Williams retaliated during a recent live performance, calling the DJ a ‘bastard’.
The Sun reports that Williams insulted Grimshaw from the stage during an appearance in London at the Sony Radio Acadamy Awards earlier this month. Speaking to the audience, Williams said: “I did the Brits and started singing, ‘Hey-ho, here we go’ to a bunch of industry people and they were all just like, ‘Fuck off, you’re fat and you’re old. And Radio 1 don’t play you no more – you’re fat and you’re old’.” He reportedly then spoke to Grimshaw and said: “Isn’t that right Nick, you bastard?”
Biffy Clyro, The Vaccines, Vampire Weekend and Calvin Harris are among the acts set to play BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The annual bash is currently taking place in Londonderry, Northern Ireland from May 24-26.
Bruno Mars closes the weekender on Sunday with Paramore, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Jake Bugg, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Everything Everything, Jessie Ware, Miles Kane and Haim also set to play the final day. Tickets were all snapped up within an hour of being made available.