British pop hunk Robbie Williams has infuriated the German media by banning photographers from his public appearances.

The former TAKE THAT singer was promoting his GREATEST HITS album and new single MISUNDERSTOOD on TV show WETTEN DASS on Saturday (11DEC04) when he made a series of demands to the producers.

As Williams flirted with two female audience members and opera singer ANNA NETREBKO, all accredited photographers were led from the stage by security.

German journalists association DJV are furious, with president MICHAEL KONKEN fuming yesterday (13DEC04), "To take pictures was accepted by the law."

A spokesman for TV channel ZDF said Williams' management informed them of the ban just before the show broadcast and described it was an "unfortunate situation".

14/12/2004 09:23