Robbie Williams joined Take That fans winning big on the Grand National

Take That fans having a punt on the Grand National won big after backing a winner with the same name as one of the group's top hits.

The band's former member Robbie Williams was among those netting a winner after 33-1 shot Rule The World romped to victory over the Aintree fences.

Robbie would have won about £700 including the return of his original bet.

It's not as though Robbie needs the cash though. He signed a deal with EMI worth around an estimated £80 million for six albums in 2002, and is worth £135m according to the Sunday Times Rich List of 2015.

Take That released Rule The World in 2007, but Robbie was not working with the group at the time.

The current line-up includes original members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.

Gary and Howard took to Twitter to congratulate fans who had taken out a bet on the victorious Rule The World (the horse) just because of the link with the band.

And the fans were only too pleased to share news of their winnings, crediting TT.

As if serious betters mock those who opt for a horse because it has a "nice name". *Smirks*

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