05/11/2012 15:29 GMT | Updated 05/01/2013 10:12 GMT

Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw Defends Robbie Williams Ban, Tells Channel 5 He's 'Not Relevant For Younger Listeners'

Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw has dismissed Robbie Williams as 'not relevant' to younger listeners of his show on the day that the former Take That star enjoyed a 14th number one single, and a new album release.

Rather surprisingly for the host of Radio One's breakfast show, Grimshaw claimed he'd never listened to a Robbie Williams song before his latest hit 'Candy'...

"I've never listened to a Robbie Williams song but I really like him."

Speaking to 5 News, Grimmy said he didn't know if Robbie Williams was right for Radio 1's audience anymore:

"To 13 and 14 year olds he's not relevant ... they've got One Direction. I liked Take That when I was little but I'm not little anymore."

But Grimshaw did play Robbie's new song this morning and admitted, "I quite like the new song." (See Robbie in action below)


It comes after the star, who is 38, was judged too old for the Radio 1 playlist.

His hit 'Candy' became number 1 last night after sales of 137,000 last week alone. It was the fastest selling single by a male artist this year.

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