Robbie Williams is reportedly planning a huge musical comeback in 2008.

The singer - who recently came to the end of his four-year recording deal with EMI - is said to be so jealous of his former Take That bandmates success he is plotting his revenge by planning a comeback of his own.

A source close to the singer said: "Things haven't been going that well for Robbie recently and he's been having a bit of a break from recording.

"His last album, 'Rudebox', was panned by critics, which was made worse by the fact Take That are doing so well, without him.

"Robbie has now decided enough is enough and it's time to reclaim his crown.

He is working on new material and he reckons this is the best stuff he has ever come up with. There could even be another hit like 'Angels'."

Robbie's comeback plans come as Take That are reaching new heights with their reunion.

Their track 'Rule The World', written for the film 'Stardust', is hotly tipped to be nominated for Best Song at the Oscars, while their album 'Beautiful World' is still in eighth position in the UK album charts - despite being released over a year ago.

Frontman Gary Barlow recently rubbished rumours Robbie - who quit the group in 1995 - would be rejoining the band for a one-off performance, saying: "There is no place for Robbie in Take That anymore."