British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS shocked rocker Courtney Love when he told her she was too "ugly" to be considered as a potential bedmate.

The blonde HOLE singer dismissed Williams as a vacuous pop star after her pals told her he is the sexiest man in the UK, and Williams repaid her snub with a jibe aimed at Love's much scrutinised appearance.

The MILLENNIUM singer recalls, "She went to me once, 'I was asking my friends who I should sleep with when I visit England and they said you. But I can't sleep with you because of the pop thing.'

'And I went, 'Well, I can't sleep with you because of the ugly thing.'"