Williams shows off new looks - using pets as perms

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).

More in this Section

Kanye West ‘in service to God not fame and money’Kanye West ‘in service to God not fame and money’

Singer James Arthur quits Twitter over trollingSinger James Arthur quits Twitter over trolling

Black Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racismBlack Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racism

Photographer Terry O’Neill dies aged 81Photographer Terry O’Neill dies aged 81


About 70% of our planet is covered in water, in one form or another and it is vital to our survival.Appliance of science: Where does water come from?

Touched by the last rays of the sun, the grey mud of the estuary is dimpled with silver pools. Above them, rooks fly in their thousands, rooks uncountable, on different levels of the air.Interplay of rooks above Cillmanister a lovely mystery

A NEW survey confirms the presence of at least six rare spiders in Killarney National Park.Six rare spiders found in Killarney National Park

IT WAS written about an old ruin in Co Wexford but it may as well have been written for any other place.Islands of Ireland: Cows come home to Inishbarra

More From The Irish Examiner