Rumours that Williams is to join Queen on a string of summer dates have been dismissed as premature...

ROBBIE WILLIAMS and QUEEN have issued a very brief statement denying rumours of a joint US tour in the New Year.

“Someone seems to have got the wrong end of the stick and jumped to a conclusion,” it reads. “Nothing is planned at present.”

It had been announced on Channel 4?s Big Breakfast television show yesterday (December 12) that Williams would replace the late Freddie Mercury for a series of dates in North America in a bid to break through in the country. A spokesperson for the singer was unable to comment on whether or not the get-together would happen at a later date if not “at present”.

Williams has already sold out a series of UK and Ireland stadium shows next summer.