Robbie Williams has revealed that his pet dogs are so precious to him that he's splashed out thousands of pounds to transport them back to the UK on a luxury cruise liner because he fears they'd die in the hold of an aeroplane.
The Take That star - whose comeback single 'Candy' is on course to make No.1 in the charts this weekend - has been based in LA since the mid-2000s but he's planning to relocate to the UK to bring up his newborn daughter Theodora Rose with his wife Ayda.
Also joining them back in Blighty will be the couple's eight pooches but instead of transporting them by air Robbie has paid over £3000 to ship them over aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Speaking on Graham Norton's chat show, he said: "All eight are coming over on the Queen Mary because I am scared they will freeze in the hold of a plane."
Oh for the life of a pampered pooch.
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