Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes have been mates for many years, however how did the pair meet and are they nonetheless shut?
Netflix’s Robbie Williams was launched final week, and followers have been intrigued by lots of Robbie’s friendships and relationships that have been depicted within the present. Particularly, followers needed to learn about Robbie Williams and Nicole Appleton’s transient relationship, Robbie and Ayda Discipline’s marriage, and the connection between Robbie and Man Chambers, the singer’s co-writer and producer.
Within the later episodes, followers have been additionally interested by Jonathan ‘Jonny’ Wilkes, who was launched because the singer’s finest pal in, ‘Half Three: Shut Encounters.’ Within the episode, Robbie stated, “Jonny is my finest pal. He is a shifting, strolling, speaking a part of Stoke-on-Trent, that got here with me in all places that made me snort and made me really feel secure and made me really feel that the a part of me that existed earlier than I joined Take That was nonetheless there.”
Within the documentary Johnny was depicted as quite right down to earth and impressed with Robbie’s fame.”It is at all times bizarre when little ol’ Rob will get up in entrance of all these individuals, they usually simply adore him. It is fairly mad, yeah nevertheless it’s his job and he is the most effective at it,” stated Jonny.”Hey! Two lads from Stoke-on-Trent. Who’s ‘ave thunk?”
Talking concerning the significance of getting his pal on the tour with him, Robbie stated within the documentary, “I had an important assist system round me. I might received David my supervisor, and I might received Josie, and I might received my mate Jonny. Good and sincere individuals.”
However who’s Jonathan Wilkes and the way did he meet Robbie Williams?
Who’s Jonny Wilkes
Jonathan Wilkes is Robbie Williams’s shut pal, but in addition has his personal unbiased profession outdoors of his relationship with the Take That singer. Jonny is a presenter who introduced You’ve got Been Framed! and labored for the BBC within the early noughties.
The presenter had a short singing profession when he launched Simply One other Day in 2001. He has additionally appeared on the West Finish in reveals comparable to; The Rocky Horror Present, Grease, We Will Rock You and Chicago. The presenter went on to create the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts, which provides BTEC and Diploma stage programs in Skilled Dance and Musical Theatre in Swindon.
Jonathan married Nikki Wheeler in 2004, whom he met whereas working on the BBC. The pair have two sons named Mickey and Ralph, born in 2006 and 2017 respectively.
How did Jonathan Wilkes and Robbie Williams meet?
In an interview with Staffordshire Life, Jonny revealed that he and Robbie grew up in the identical space and have been mates since they have been kids. “I am proud to demise of him – he is been my finest mate all my life,” stated Jonny. “Our mums are finest mates and we grew up collectively doing ‘am dram’.”
He revealed that the pair additionally lived collectively when Jonny first moved to London. “I used to be 20, and in my third season at Blackpool, when a chap referred to as Kevin Bishop approached me. He ran the Royal Selection reveals for the BBC and he was searching for a younger presenter for the BBC Selection channel – now BBC3. He requested me to do it,” stated Jonny. “I needed to maneuver on and so stated ‘sure’ to the transfer to London. My mate, Rob, stated ‘Come and reside with me in my huge mansion’.”
“So, off I went to reside with Robbie Williams in London and begin my first TV job. That is the place I met my spouse, Nikki – on the BBC. I began to jot down data as effectively, and managed to get a report cope with Virgin and received paid very effectively!” he stated.
The pair are nonetheless shut mates. Per The Mirror, Jonny stated of their friendship, “It doesn’t matter if we now have not spoken for months and months, we simply return to the outdated routine.”