British pop star Robbie Williams is planning a musical based on his own life.

The former boyband star is convinced the show will be a hit and emulate the success of similar musicals about Abba, Queen and Rod Stewart.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Star, "A musical based on Robbie's colourful career would be dynamite. It's got all the elements of a classic.

"There's fame, fortune, heartbreak, breakdowns, exile and salvation. You couldn't make it up."

Williams has reportedly been working on the project with former songwriting partner Guy Chambers.