Robbie Williams is looking forward to competing with Gary Barlow as they both release their solo album next month and admits the 'X Factor' judge could out do him since he has become ''a national treasure.''
The 39-year-old star has been working on tenth studio album, the jazz-inspired record 'Swings Both Ways' which is due for release on November 18, while the 'X Factor' judge will release 'Since I Saw You Last' a week later on November 25.
Robbie insists that his Take That band mate stands a good chance of selling more records than him since the 'Let Me Go' hitmaker has become a ''national treasure'', and if he succeeds it'll be his ''crowning glory.''
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I don't know if he is, but I am. Will I beat him? Well, he's a national treasure now. If he does outsell me, or win - he's been to places I haven't before - it'll be the crowning glory for him.
''If not, I'll be really happy, too. But either way, God bless him.''
Robbie's 13-month-old daughter, Theodora Rose - who he had with actress wife Ayda Field - is his inspiration behind many of his songs and she brings out the best in him.
He added: ''She has given me perspective and anchored me to the planet. It wasn't a bad place, the planet, before, floating about, but everything has a meaning now. I'm definitely around and present because she deserves the best me.
''It's going to be so boring though; I've got so many songs to write about her.''
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