'I've still got that euphoria and she hasn't p***ed me off yet': Robbie Williams talks fatherhood, baby names and calling Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter Melon
13:44 GMT, 3 November 2012
His little girl was born less than two months ago and Robbie Williams is still over the moon at being a parent for the first time.
The 38-year-old singer spoke to Graham Norton on his chat show and explained how he is still getting to grips with fatherhood to daughter Theodora and is enjoying every minute of it.
He said: 'I really do love it. I was worried before she came – I’d been a pop star since the age of 16 and I’d never done anything for myself and then all of a sudden I was being asked to take care of this life. I thought I might be this selfish person but you just melt. The baby came out and everything changed, cosmically, spiritually, life, everything.'
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Life-changing: Robbie Williams spoke to Graham Norton about being a parent after welcoming his daughter Theodora in September. He said he was still in a state of 'euphoria'
He added: 'I’m a new parent and I’ve still got that euphoria and she hasn’t p***ed me off yet.'
The Candy singer also spoke about celebrity baby names and how he and wife Ayda Fields chose their daughter's moniker.
Robbie quipped: 'We wanted to call her Teddy but that’s bordering on celebrity nonsense and we thought what if she doesn’t go into showbiz and needs a professional name, so Theodora is her professional name and Teddy is the name she goes by at home.'
The hit-maker revealed how he had once mixed up the name of Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter, when the actress paid a visit to his house.
Daddy's girl: Robbie posted this snap of daughter Theodora the day after she was born
Celeb baby names: The 38-year-old singer spoke about why he decided to name his daughter Theodora and how he called Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Melon
He remembered: 'We were at my house
in Los Angeles and the Coldplay boys had been over for a game of
football and Gwyneth turned up. I was like, “Gwyneth Paltrow is in my
house”, and as she walked towards me I kept saying in my head, “say
something to Gwyneth Paltrow, say something to Gwyneth Paltrow” and I
said, “Does Melon want some Apple”'
Robbie also spoke about his friendship with Gary Barlow and how the pair have put their differences aside in the middle age.
explained: 'We’re older blokes, we’re more mature and he’s a very
decent man. I call him the captain and I go to him for advice and stuff
and I love him to bits and I think he loves me too.'
Sweet star: Robbie performed his latest track Candy on the show
Audience participation: Robbie was seen venturing into the crowd to talk to sing his new track
While he has a good relationship with his old band mates now Williams admitted he has fallen out with his physique after working out left him too large for trendy clothes.
He noted: 'It’s gone a bit wrong. I’ve been doing weights but I’ve had to stop because I can’t fit in anything. I got obsessed but it’s not good for fashion.'
Strictly star Darcey Bussell also appears on the show, which airs on Friday night, and the dancing superstar revealed she undertook a gruelling fitness regime to get ready in time for the Olympics this summer.
The whole gang: Robbie joined Felix Baumgartner, Darcey Bussel and Paul O'Grady on the Graham Norton show
She said: 'It was mad and really tough, I had to train six days a week to get myself into an all-in-one again. It was amazing and I am really glad it worked.'
The prima ballerina also spoke of her famous catchphrase 'yah yah' that has been popping up on Strictly and admitted she didn't realise she said it so much.
Paul O’Grady, sky diver extraordinaire Felix Baumgartner and star of The Artist Uggie the dog also appeared on the show.
The Graham Norton show airs on Friday night at 10.35pm on BBC One.
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