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Robbie Williams on being too "irrelevant" for BBC Radio 1

Robbie Williams has reacted to being deemed not relevant enough for BBC Radio 1's audience.

The singer topped the UK singles chart on Sunday (November 4) with his comeback single 'Candy' but Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw later said that he doesn't fit the station's remit.

The comment came after a newspaper report said that Williams was to be dropped from Radio 1's playlists.

Speaking to the Metro, the 'Take The Crown' singer appeared to accept the news - but joked that there would be trouble if Madonna or Coldplay were played on Radio 1. He said:

"It's not really about having the last laugh. Radio 1 goes through the government. The government's given them a remit to appeal to 17- to 24-year-olds, obviously I don't fit in to that and that's okay."

Williams added: "They've got a job to do and a business to look after and they've always been incredibly supportive of me and for that I thank them very, very much. If they never play a record of mine again, I thank them for the support they have given me and, if they do, then bless them too. Nothing's personal, it's not a vendetta against Robbie Williams but they better not play Coldplay or Madonna or I'll break their legs."

Radio personality Neil 'Dr' Fox' meanwhile has lashed out at Nick Grimshaw for his views on Williams, tweeting today (November 6):

"Brainless @grimmers @R1Breakfast claims @robbiewilliams is too old & irrelevant for today's teenagers! Some advice.. Stop being a total n*b."



Watch the video for Robbie Williams' 'Candy' below: