Robbie Williams may have been welcomed back into the Take That fold, but that doesn't mean he's left behind all of the eccentric traits that marked his late '00s Los Angeles hiatus.
The Stoke-on-Trent-born crooner, who previously revealed an interest in UFOs and took part in a Radio 4 documentary on the subject, currently hosts a paranormal house guest at his Mulholland Drive pad at least.
Williams and his wife Ayda Field apparently share their LA mansion with a ghost named Bertie -- not that the stars have ever laid eyes on their spooky squatter. "The dogs can see it," explains the inevitable "pal".
With only an innate sense of their otherwordly occupant -- and the presumably inconclusive descriptions provided by their dogs -- to go on, Williams and Field have had to get a little creative in picturing the presence. "They believe it's a man from the beginning of the 20th Century," reports the pal. "Rob likes to imagine him in a suit holding a martini glass."
Williams will bid a temporary farewell to Bertie in May when he embarks on a record-setting UK tour with his reunited Take That bandmates. The trek kicks off on 27 May in Sunderland.