Pop icon ROBBIE WILLIAMS snubbed an $8.8 million (GBP5 million) offer to reunite with his former Take That bandmates, because he still holds a grudge against the boyband's former manager.

The British singer, who quit that chart-topping group in 1995 to pursue his solo career, has settled his differences with Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and GARY BARLOW - but still harbours animosity towards NIGEL MARTIN SMITH.

Williams, who is promoting his sixth solo studio album INTENSIVE CARE, says, "I can say something nice about every single member of the band.

"But when it comes to Nigel Martin Smith... I want to rip his uterus out."