Robbie Williams has kind of sort of gone and compared himself to One Direction's Harry Styles.
And though he didn't explicitly come out and said he expects the youngster to get all chunky and follow UFOs around in the near future, he did have some advice for the Second Coming of Rob.
Totally not jealous, or anything
"It's only natural a lad in a boyband will be compared to me at some point," he said, neatly pre-empting those comparisons by making them himself.
And as he creaked back in his easy chair and got all misty eyed over his Take That heyday, he explained to The Sun that before all these new fangled gadgets and Internets and Googles it was much easier for him to slip out of the public eye and party in private.
"It's not a secret any more but I would get off my face and have complete anonymity," he said. "No one had a camera phone so I could go and enjoy myself properly." Yes Rob, but they still had cameras. How off your face did you get if you forgot that?
And while Robbie admitted he finds it hard to watch Harry and the One Direction boys enjoying the sort of life he used to lead, he's quite happy in his new role as a family man – partner Ayda Field is due to give birth any day now.
"I’ve got a lot of love for him and One Direction," Robbie explained. "On the pie chart, the love outweighs the bitterness – but the bitterness is in there too." Science.