Robbie Williams inspired by his dad

20 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

Robbie Williams' dad is his "hero".

The 40-year-old star - who was catapulted to the spotlight in 90s boy band Take That alongside Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen - insists his "charismatic" club singer father Peter Williams is a talented artist, but never got the same lucky break he did when he was younger.

Speaking on Australia's 'Today' show, he said: "My dad is incredibly charismatic and charming and a very good singer, he just didn't get the lucky break I got.

"When I was growing up he was my hero in many ways and the inspiration for the act that I do."

Robbie also gushed about being a father to 17-month-old daughter Theodora 'Teddy' Rose, and insists she is everything he needs.

He said:"I have all the love in the world now when I look at her [Teddy]."

And the 'Candy' hitmaker admitted his actress wife Ayda Field - who he married in August 2010 after four years together - has changed his life.

He said: "Life became gentler, easier and more beautiful after meeting her."

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