Robbie Williams wishes he could step into boy band One Direction's shoes.
The new dad says he is jealous that the group are going through same moments he lived with Take That in his youth.
He said to DJ Greg James on Radio 1: "I'm jealous of them and wish I was doing it all with them."
"I've met all the boys, but it was a long time ago. I am quoted as saying, 'Robbie Williams slammed One Direction. Robbie Williams had a go at One Direction'. I really didn't - I love the boys."
The Take That star added: "I'm looking forward to seeing where the road takes them for many years to come I hope. They do perform like they've never met each other and there's a certain charm to that too. It's brilliant."
Robbie is performing a string of comeback gigs around the UK this year.
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