Robbie Williams is showing off some fetching new hairdos – by balancing his pets on his head.
The chart star is seen trying out a series of new hairstyles by posing with his beloved dogs to create the effect of wigs.
The private photos of the star – which give a new spin on the phrase “poodle perm” – are among the candid shots in a new book, 'You Know Me', which is published today.
He explains in the book: “The press continually do the same story, the headline that should be – ’Guy That Used To Be Young Gets Progressively Older ..’, Hair Turns A Different Colour’ etc etc.
“So I was just trying out different colours to see what would suit me if I dyed my hair, using the dogs as colour pods. I think there could be a new website in there somewhere where people send pictures of themselves with their dogs as wigs.”
In the photos, taken this year, he says his white-coated pet Poupette gives him a “very Louis XIVth” look, while his dog Wall-E makes him appear “Andy Warhol-esque”.
Another shot shows him with Maggie – which he says makes him “look demure – or like Davy Crockett”, while the photo with his dog Abba makes him look “afro-tastic”, Williams concludes.
'You Know Me', which looks back over his 20-year music career, has been co-written with journalist Chris Heath, who wrote Williams’s biography Feel.
The hardback book, published by Ebury, costs £20 (€24).