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Robbie Williams: Downton Abbey's newest star George Clooney envies me

British singer Robbie Williams wants to make George Clooney jealous.

The performer has something in common with the Hollywood actor - they both appear in coffee commercials. While George is known for promoting Nespresso, Robbie's advert for Café Royal was recently revealed, in which he portrays a James Bond-like character.

"I woke up today, looked at myself in the mirror, and said, 'It's time to make George Clooney jealous,'" the 40-year-old joked to German newspaper Bild.

"I'm Stoke's [Robbie's hometown in England] answer to George! But enough about George, it's all about me today, Robbie Williams, in the honour of good taste.

"So, f**k you, George! Anyway, he can't even sing."

Meanwhile, newlywed Clooney is swapping Hollywood for Highclere Castle as he prepares to make an appearance on a Christmas spin-off sketch for ITV's annual Text Santa appeal.

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George Clooney filmed a special spin-off Downton Abbey sketch

George Clooney filmed a special spin-off Downton Abbey sketch

George Clooney filmed a special spin-off Downton Abbey sketch

Actress Laura Carmichael revealed that George will be planting a kiss on the Dowager Countess, played by Dame Maggie Smith, during his appearance, which prompts her to swoon.

Laura said: "George plants a kiss and Maggie ends up on the floor, it's wonderful. He was hilarious."

Irish actor Allen Leech, who plays chauffeur turned estate-manager Tom Branson, also joked to E! News: "I'll put it this way: I've never seen so many female crew members arrive and be on set when they weren't actually supposed to be. It was very interesting."

The special episode will air on ITV on December 19th.

Meanwhile, outspoken star Robbie has raised a few eyebrows recently. His wife Ayda Field gave birth to their second child, a baby boy called Charlton, in October and they already have two-year-old daughter Theodora. During the birth of his son, Robbie documented his wife's labour with a series of videos on the internet.

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In the clips, he was seen messing about and singing his own songs, while Ayda appeared to be in pain.

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Robbie Williams eschewed a black suit instead of a more striking purple one. a

Robbie Williams eschewed a black suit instead of a more striking purple one. a

Robbie Williams eschewed a black suit instead of a more striking purple one. a

And while Robbie has gone straight back to work, he does dream of spending some quality time with his loved ones.

"A whole day with my family," he smiled when asked what his dream day would be. "My daughter Teddy is the cutest thing in the whole world."

Robbie recently announced surprise album Under the Radar Volume 1, which he is currently promoting.


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