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Robbie Williams reveals how new Ed Sheeran collaboration came about

Robbie Williams has admitted a desperate email was how his new Ed Sheeran collaboration came to be.

The singer recently announced plans to release his eleventh album 'Heavy Entertainment Show' on November 4.

The track 'Pretty Woman' was co-written by Sheeran - but it seems the tune came about through a moment of desperation from Williams.

He told The Sun: "[I thought] days are running out for the album, 'Have I got enough hits? Are there enough hits? I've got Ed Sheeran's email. I'll send him an email and see what happens. One last hope'.

"[I wrote,] 'Dear Ed, Robbie Williams here. Do you have any spare hits?' And he sent me this song about 'Pretty Woman'. I added a chorus and I think the song is fully formed.

"I'm honoured that he said yes and I'm honoured that I get to be in Ed's thoughts. You can't not be a fan of Ed. He's a phenomena. And also the nicest guy. He's incredibly talented."

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Watch Williams' new album teaser video below:


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