Pop hunk Robbie Williams fears he'll never have a serious relationship - because he's still in love with his childhood sweetheart, RACHAEL GILSON.

The ANGELS hitmaker has dated some of the world's most glamorous women, including former ALL SAINT NICOLE APPLETON, model Rachel Hunter and actress Anna Friel, but confesses in his new autobiography FEEL - out next Wednesday (01SEP04) - that he's still besotted with Gilson, 29, who he dated over 15 years ago during his teenage years.

He explains, "Rachel was the first, you know? I think there's like a 'we can possibly get it on' kind of thing. She loves me. She's just the sweetest, most unassuming, nice-natured, good-hearted, prettiest thing in Stoke On Trent."

At one point in the book, Williams addresses her directly, saying, "I'd ride six miles on my mountain bike to come and see you, which I did."

Williams is devastated Gilson now has a boyfriend and writes, "She doesn't love him as much as me."

29/08/2004 10:50