Mark Owen's pop comeback has hit a snag - former Take That bandmate ROBBIE WILLIAMS thinks his new material's "s***".

The diminutive singer is preparing to return from the pop wilderness with a new album, with a little help from old pal Robbie - who has invited Mark to join him on stage at his upcoming gigs in Knebworth, England.

But Owen was left a little confused after playing Williams his new songs.

He explains, "He called them a lot of s***. He was friendly - he said, 'Get out - and turn that stereo off.'

"I was outside his house going, 'Robbie, listen to me songs.' He got the police and said, 'Take him away.'"

08/07/2003 13:51