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Sunday 23 November 2014

Robbie: I'm becoming my father

Robbie Williams said nature is taking its course when it comes to his body
Robbie Williams said nature is taking its course when it comes to his body

Robbie Williams has said he's becoming "dad-sized" as he heads towards 40.

The 39-year-old singer and dad of nine-month-old daughter Teddy told The Sun he feels he's turning into his father as he gets older.

He said: "There's no getting away from it, the big 4-0 isn't far away. My back is f****d and I am stretching every day to make sure I'm in shape for the tour. I'm well aware I have gone a bit 'dad-sized'.

"My arms are a bit smaller because I cut down on the weights but I've still gone to a place that's not really Thin White Duke, not that I've ever been that. There was more of a chance of me being Harry Styles when I was Harry Styles' age. I had a similar body shape to him.

"But nobody tells you that you carry on getting thicker and thicker, depending on your DNA. I am slowly turning into my father."

Robbie also said his middle-age spread could affect the moves he does on stage during his new world tour Take The Crown.

He said: "I am like a trunk of some kind, it's definitely not lithe. That's not the word for it. This shape doesn't lend itself to the running-man dance, let's say, or body-popping, any more. Regardless of what I eat, or how much exercise I do, nature is taking its course, and I am becoming my old man. I'm fine with that, I just hope the missus is."

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