Robbie Williams: ‘I played Knebworth footage to pull a girl who’d never heard of me’

Singer played a recording of his 375,000-capacity gig to woo an American girl

Robbie Williams has admitted that he played footage of his 2003 Knebworth gig to pull an American girl who’d never heard of him.

The singer told the Metro, that he had never watched footage of the huge, 375,000-capacity gigs, played over three days in 2003, until he used it to try and woo a girl. “I’ve never watched Knebworth,” he said. “I’ve watched like the first three numbers of the Knebworth gig when I was trying to impress an American girl that had never heard of me in the States.”

Earlier this month (November 11), the signer scored a chart double as his ninth album ‘Take The Crown’ and single ‘Candy’ occupied both Number One spots.


The last time he had similar success was back in December 2001 when he had a Number One single with ‘Something Stupid’, his cover of Carson and Gaile’s 1967 track featuring Nicole Kidman, and a Number One album with ‘Swing When You’re Winning’.

Also this month, Williams had a pop at Jessie J – telling a Dutch TV show that she hasn’t got long left in the music industry. When asked his opinion of the singer, he replied: “She’s not gonna last for very long, though, is she? She’s great, Jessie. I give her 18 months.”