Robbie Williams ditches dance music project after 'awkward' DJ stint in Ibiza

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Robbie Williams has given up on his dreams to become a Dance music star after his ‘awkward’  Ibiza performance  (Getty Images)
Robbie Williams has given up on his dreams to become a Dance music star after his ‘awkward’ Ibiza performance (Getty Images)

Robbie Williams has canned his dance project after failing to impress revellers during his DJ gig in Ibiza.

The former Take That star, 48, admitted that his first electronic dance music gig at a venue called 528, failed to get the crowd going.

"I just thought I was gonna be the Bez of this project, wander around, vibes, you know," he explained.

"What actually happened when I turned up to the first gig was 2,000 people faced the stage and just looked at me, barely any movement and it was so awkward, so awkward."

The 48-year-old singer said he was bombing so badly and didn't know what to say to turn things around, so he Googled "What do garage MCs say?" while he was on stage.

"I don't know what to do!" he said on Annie Mac's podcast, Changes. "I'm like, 'Inside, this one goes out to the ladies. Wait for the drop.'

"I didn't know what I was doing so I just repeated the top 10 things several times 'Inside!'

No Rock-star DJ: Williams, pictured here performing at the Soccer Aid for UNICEF match in June, failed to stir the 2000-strong audience with his recent DJ set in Ibiza (PA)
No Rock-star DJ: Williams, pictured here performing at the Soccer Aid for UNICEF match in June, failed to stir the 2000-strong audience with his recent DJ set in Ibiza (PA)

"I couldn't believe how awkward it is. It was a shock, a shock."

The Rock DJ star, who is expected to top the charts with new orchestral hits collection XXV, said the experience has led to him ditching his hopes of becoming a Dance artist.

The star's latest admission follows his claims earlier this week that fame is 'toxic' and that any celebrity who says they are happy is being "inauthentic".

The father-of-four, who first found fame at the age of 16 as a member of pop boyband Take That, told The Sunday Times: "Everybody is intoxicated with the thought of what fame is.

Williams, (Left) pictured with his former Take That band-members, Mark Owen, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange and Howard Donald, said that has made him ‘deeply unhappy’ (Getty Images)
Williams, (Left) pictured with his former Take That band-members, Mark Owen, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange and Howard Donald, said that has made him ‘deeply unhappy’ (Getty Images)

“Even though the examples all around you are of people falling down, getting tripped up, becoming mentally ill, being deeply unhappy, resentful, agoraphobic, desperate, behaving in ways they normally wouldn’t."

He continued: "That’s the truth of celebrity, that’s what 'that' is.

"There are no opposite cases you can point to besides completely inauthentic stars from America who have managed to hide behind publicists; no examples where you can go, 'There’s a well-rounded person that’s thoroughly enjoying his lot.'

"He doesn’t exist."