Robbie Williams 'too emotional for X Factor'
Robbie Williams enjoyed working with Gary Barlow at Judges' Houses but insists he wouldn't want to be a full-time 'X Factor' judge
This article is from 2011.
Robbie Williams thinks he is too emotional to be an 'X Factor' judge.
The 'Angels' hitmaker has been brought in to help his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow choose his finalists and while Robbie enjoyed working with the eight contestants in the Boys group, it is not a job he would like to undertake full time as he can't bear the thought of breaking people's hearts.
He said: "I would like to be a judge for a night but not four months. I was sat out there today thinking, 'Wow, this is great'. But that's all it is, a great day.
"I don't think Gaz feels pressure. He's not like me, he's not temperamental or emotional. He goes in, gets the job done and leaves.
"If I was doing it, I would desensitise myself to the emotion. But I would find it difficult. How do you break a 16 year old's heart? Who wants to do that?"
Robbie, 37, believes that Gary is the perfect mentor for the Boys - and warned his bandmate's fellow judges - Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh - to be ready to see him get competitive once the live stages of the show start.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: "He's going to be hands-on, full-on, closer than anyone has been in the past.
"The ones that are going to make it need a protective arm guiding them. Gary knows what he's doing. He speaks with authority and when I work with him, he's got a better angle on this business.
"So I know he's in a better position up there saying what he's saying than I would be.
"When it comes to anything else other than music, he's not competitive at all. But he's passionate about music and he wants to win."