Robbie Williams 'impersonating Black Country rock legend Robert Plant' over planning row
Robbie Williams has been impersonating Black Country rock legend Robert Plant by putting a pillow under his chest and wearing a wig, it has been reported.
Staffordshire-born Williams has been dressing up as the Led Zeppelin front man in an "attempt to mock or imitate his beer belly that he has acquired in his older age", according to a letter submitted to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council.
This is “embarrassing”, the letter continues, because “Mr Plant was remembered for performing with his shirt open on stage, and obviously he cannot perform in his current condition”.
Williams is locked in a bitter row with Plant's close friend and bandmate Jimmy Page, with Williams wanting to build an underground swimming pool at his London home, which is next to Page's.
Page is concerned the excavation work will damage his 1875 Grade I-listed mansion.
As well as dressing up as Plant, Williams is also blasting Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd music, the letter added.
Williams was granted planning permission in December for his new pool but work cannot begin until councillors receive reassurance that vibration levels and ground movement issues will be monitored.
They will also decide whether to ask Williams for a bond, which could be forfeited if those conditions were breached or Page’s property was damaged.