Pop superstar Robbie Williams has been targetted by the BBC to fill the role of ROBIN HOOD in an upcoming UK TV series based on the mythical outlaw.

The MILLENNIUM singer has always turned down television acting roles in the past, but BBC bosses are hoping the lure of playing the heroic bowman will prove too much for Williams.

The BBC's JANE TRANTER, who is hoping to reinvent Robin Hood in a similar manner to sci-fi hero Doctor Who, says, "Robbie Williams would be great - we have asked him for a few projects before and he has the kind of swagger we're looking for. We may have to ditch the tights though."

28/07/2005 01:57