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Robbie Williams and co-designer Ben Dickens sporting
their new Farrell clothing line for men.

Robbie Williams and co-designer Ben Dickens sporting their new Farrell clothing line for men.

Robbie Williams and co-designer Ben Dickens sporting their new Farrell clothing line for men.

SUPERSTAR singer Robbie Williams has revealed the inspiration for his suave style was his Irish grandfather.

Security is expected to be tight at Brown Thomas and BT2 this Friday when the 38-year-old launches his new clothes range 'Farrell' in Ireland.

Williams will be in Dublin to play a charity concert at the O2 in aid of Unicef and Childline this weekend.

But he also told how the range of classic menswear is named after his maternal grandfather Jack Farrell.

Born in Kilkenny, he was a huge influence on the young Williams growing up in Stoke-On-Trent.

"My grandfather, Jack Farrell -- Jack the Giant Killer -- was a huge man, built like an Irish navvy," said Williams, who also has his grandfather's name tattooed across his wrists.

"He was an honest man, he taught me to box."

A spokeswoman for Brown Thomas warned that the public would not be admitted.

Later, the Take That singer will fulfil his promise to play another gig in Dublin, after technical difficulties marred his concert at Croke Park in 2006.

Ken Sweeney

Irish Independent