Robbie didn't want Take That to be so successful

Robbie Williams has admitted that he didn't want Take That to enjoy the level of success they did when they reformed.

The Candy singer insists he was happy that former bandmates Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange decided to reunite in 2006.

However, Robbie also admitted he didn't want them to do quite as well as they did!

'When the boys first got together, I was pretty much, "Oh, right, OK", he told James Corden for forthcoming documentary When Robbie Met James.

'Then it was, "They've sold 275,000 tickets... they've done what?!"

'I think it was confusion more than anything,' explains Robbie. '[I was] pleased for the boys - you know not too pleased that I wanted them to take over the joint.

'It was like, you know, they can have a certain level. Just don't smash the living daylights out of it, like they did.'

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