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Robbie Williams feared Lily Allen no-show

1 of 1 Robbie Williams didn't think Lily Allen was serious about featuring on his swing album
Robbie Williams didn't think Lily Allen was serious about featuring on his swing album

Candy singer Robbie Williams thought that Lily Allen was going to back out of their duet on his new album Swings Both Ways.

The 39-year-old former Take That star admitted that he thought Lily wasn't serious about teaming up with him to sing the 1931 classic Dream A Little Dream.

Speaking to his biographer Chris Heath on Facebook, Robbie said: ''Lily thought that Guy was the piano player for the Groucho club and she said: Do you know Dream A Little Dream? He played it, she sang it and he said ' I work with Robbie, do you want to come into the studio and sing It with him?' She said yes - then you'd think that maybe she'd wake up the next day and go, 'Oh did I say yes? I meant no,' but she didn't. She came in and sang it with me.''

He added: ''She opened her mouth and the moment the first note came out it was a beguiling sound and I don't know, I sort of took a sigh out when she started singing. It was beautiful. She's got a great voice.''

Olly Murs also collaborates with Robbie on his album for I Wanna Be Like You, and Robbie revealed that the pair became close when Murs supported him on his Take The Crown stadium tour earlier this year.

He further pitched in: ''I had a bond with Olly right from the beginning because I recognized a lot of me in him. He's a showman, there's not many around in the industry and he's very likeable and he sings really well too.''

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