Robbie, who's teamed up with the Little Britain cast in the past, plays American youngster Candy Marie-Candy in the one-off sketch for Comic Relief
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Robbie Williams slips on frock for Comic Relief edition of 'Little Britain'

10 MARCH 2009
Fans more used to seeing Robbie Williams in his crooner role will meet their hero in a very different light on Friday, March 13. They'll see a shorter version of the former Take That member wearing a pink dress and with fuchsia ribbons in his hair.

Robbie donned the costume when he teamed up with Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams for a one-off Comic Relief edition of their hit show.

One sketch features the Angels singer as Candy Marie-Candy, a young American girl invited for a sleepover by her friend Ellie Grace, played by Matt. While mum – David – cooks breakfast, the pair begin a game of 'I love you more…' which moves to a hilarious conclusion.

"It's hard to say no when asked to take part in a Little Britain sketch for Comic Relief. But I have to admit dressing up as a small American child in a pretty dress made it all the more appealing," revealed the Burslem-born singer, who also appeared in a 2005 Comic Relief sketch on the show.

And Robbie's flair for comedy really impressed his co-stars, apparently. Referring to the 35-year-old's performance as "absolutely brilliant", David added: "He could be a comedian full time if he wanted to. And we've found the best way to tempt him back into the spotlight is by putting him in a dress".

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