Robbie Williams says he’s a straight person “pretending to be gay” as it helps “balance the sides.”

The 39-year-old UK singer told the Sydney Telegraph: “There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight. I want to balance the sides. I’m a straight person pretending to be gay. It’s easy when you’re British; we’re camp by nature anyway.”

Her added: “My wife, when she first came to England and watched the TV with she’s be like, ‘Well, he’s gay, isn’t he?’ No he’s not, he’s just British.”

On Williams’ new album, Swing Both Ways, gay musician Rufus Wainwright sings the line: “Face it Robbie, you’re a little bit gay.”

Williams is married to actress Ayda Field.

The couple have one child, Theodora Rose, born in September 2012.