Britney Spears turned down Fairytale Of New York duet with Robbie Williams

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Robbie Williams has revealed Britney Spears turned down his request to duet on Fairytale Of New York.

That’s her prerogative.

The Take That star, who’s gunning for Christmas number one with his new album The Christmas Present, revealed that Britney’s taking no prisoners with her break from music.

Explaining that his favourite festive tune is The Pogues hit, Robbie told Heart’s Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden: ‘But listen, check this out, I asked Britney Spears to duet with me on Fairytale of New York.

‘She said no. What a lovely story.’


‘What did you do? Did you ring her or did she just not text you back, how did that work?’ Jamie asked.

Robbie explained: ‘She’s not working right now. She’s having a rest. Maybe it’ll happen in the future.’

Meanwhile, things got a little awkward when Amanda offered herself up, with Robbie swiftly telling her: ‘We’re good Amanda.’

He’s coming for Michael Buble’s Christmas throne (Picture: Redferms)

Don’t worry Amanda, you can be on our Christmas album.

However, it doesn’t seem like Robbie’s suffering too much from his lack of Britney, as he’s currently clashing with Coldplay over who will take home the coveted Christmas number one.

After all, he did warn that he’s coming for Michael Buble’s Christmas throne.

Britney’s making the most of her break from music (Picture: Getty Images)

With Chris Martin and co dropping their new album Everyday Life on the same day as Robbie’s record, the stakes are high.

A source told The Sun: ‘Coldplay and Robbie are both massive forces when it comes to selling albums so the numbers they will shift next week will be huge.

‘They have strong track records and very dedicated fan bases who will fight for their act to get to number one.’

They added: ‘At the moment Coldplay are looking likely to pip him to the post, but with a week and a half to go it’s anyone’s game, especially given all of the publicity Robbie has done.’

The game is on.

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