ROBBIE Williams must be sick of people making references to his more famous and warbling namesake – so if this year’s Indian Open semi-finalist is still reading it is probably time to look away now, as they say on the Saturday night news sports bulletin.

Almost inevitably the 27-year from Wallasey was asked about his choice of walk-on music for his Crucible debut against world No1 Neil Robertson, questions that could have not have been more leading if they been lit up in neon in letters spelling out ‘This is a question about the bloke who used to be in Take That’.

With patient good humour the world No68 explained: “It’s not going to be Robbie Williams. I have gone for a song ‘Feeling’ by the La’s, a Liverpool band, a local band for me. A lot of people have said I should use Robbie Williams, but it’s not for me. If there are people who think I should be coming out to ‘Let Me Entertain You’, I’m afraid he’s not really my cup of tea.”