Robbie Williams teases upcoming Netflix documentary filled with ‘sex, drugs and mental illness’

Robbie Williams was a part of award-winning band Take That but has also had a hugely successful solo career

Robbie Williams has teased what’s to come in his upcoming Netflix documentary series that focuses on his life and career.

The Angels singer, 48, from Stoke-on-Trent, insisted that there will be “no rules” when it comes to filming the series inside his £17.5 million mansion in Kensington.

However, Williams, who shot to fame as part of the British band Take That, said that he has full editorial control and decided the only thing he would not feature in the Netflix show will be his four children.

Robbie Williams has spoken out about the new biopic based on his life.

Robbie Williams shares Teddy, nine, Charlton, seven, Coco, three, and two-year-old Beau, with his wife of 12 years American model Ayda Field, who unlike her kids, will be featured in the upcoming documentary.

Robbie revealed that the documentary will consist of “sex, drugs and mental illness” when they start filming, when chatting on a New Zealand radio station, Newstalk ZB’s The Mike Hosting Breakfast Show.

He said: “I’m sure it will be warts-and-all, and I am sure it will be me giving away too much information about my life and times. I’m looking forward to getting it started and finding out about what it is myself.

Robbie Williams married Ayda Field in 2010 (Pic:Getty)

“I do have editorial control. But they’re very, very lucky because I want to expose myself more than anybody else exposes themselves. Most people want to do some sanitised version of themselves because they’re scared of giving too much of their real life away.”

The documentary announcement comes as Robbie marks his 25th year as a solo artist which he commemorated by releasing an album called XXV.

In the 25 years, Robbie has achieved seven solo number one singles including Rock DJ, Candy and She’s The One as well as 14 chart-topping albums.

Robbie Williams. PIC: Getty

Robbie’s “no-holds-barred” documentary will not only cover the past 30 years as a group and solo artist with archived footage, but also give an inside look into how the singer song-writer is doing now.

Radio X reported: “It will cover Robbie navigating media scrutiny throughout his career, adulation and addiction, professional and personal break-ups, reunions, recovery and the impact they have had on his mental health.”

Robbie has been in the music industry since he joined the band Take That at the age of 16 in 1990.

Take That formed in 1990 featuring Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange and Howard Donald (Pic:Getty)

During his first stint with the award-winning group, Robbie’s use of drugs and alcohol escalated which caused tension between himself and the band’s manager Nigel Martin-Smith.

He left the band to focus on his solo career in 1996 but has since performed occasionally with Take That including on their Progress Tour in 2010.

While the Let Me Entertain You singer has full editorial control, Joe Pearlman is expected to direct the multi-part series following his successful 2022 project “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”.

As filming has not yet begun on the intimate documentary, fans can expect to see the multi-part series as early as 2023.