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Robbie Williams 'banned from Radio 1 playlist'

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Robbie Williams's new single will not be played on Radio 1, reportedly because the singer is "too old" for the station's youth audience.

The Sun reports that the 38-year-old's latest release 'Candy' has not been included on Radio 1's playlists as Williams is deemed out-of-step with the 15-29-year-old demographic.

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The decision means that the single will not be given any regular airplay throughout the station's schedule.

A spokesman for Radio 1 denied that excluding 'Candy' from the playlist was related to Williams's age, but to the "relevance" of his music.

They said: "Radio 1 see it not as a question of age, but of relevance. They think there are acts more appropriate to their target audience of 15-29."

However, if the single tops this weekend's sales charts, the station will have to air it on Radio 1's Official Chart Show tomorrow.

Williams recently said that he is still young enough to "conquer the world".

Watch the video for 'Candy' below:



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