Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

He’s been winning the hearts of the nation with his cheeky charm and witty banter alongside wife Ayda on The X Factor.

Yet Robbie Williams missed his third consecutive live show on Saturday night, as he took to the stage in Mexico City to perform at the Corona Capital music festival.

The Rock DJ hitmaker, 44, sported a dashing ensemble of black trousers and zip-up jacket emblazoned with a bold red star print on stage, while Nile Rodgers took his chair in the judging seat back in London.

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Passionate: Robbie Williams missed his third consecutive show on Saturday night, as he took to the stage in Mexico City to perform at the Corona Capital music festival

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Saucy: The hunk was joined by thong-clad beauties wearing boxing gloves and head protectors as he belted out his hit and snarled for the crowd

The star looked passionate as he sang and moved around the stage with danced with girls dressed in bikinis and boxing gear, going fist to fist with one performer.

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The hunk was joined by thong-clad beauties wearing boxing gloves and head protectors as he belted out his hit and snarled for the crowd.

His salt and pepper locks were teased into a stylish quiff and he donned monochrome trainers for the gig. 

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Back home: The Rock DJ hitmaker was replaced by Nile Rodgers took his chair in the judging panel at the X Factor live shows for the second week running 

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Still got it: His salt and pepper locks were teased into a stylish quiff and he donned monochrome trainers for the gig

However, fans back home were disappointed the former Take That star missed another night of live shows, due to his contractual obligations on tour, with many taking to social media to complain.

Robbie now only has one group left, Acacia and Aaliyah, who have this week been getting mentoring from guitar legend Nile Rodgers.

A source told the Mirror: ‘Robbie has had a run of bad luck since he’s been away.  

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Disappointed: Fans back home were disappointed the former Take That star missed another night of live shows, due to his contractual obligations on tour, with many taking to social media to complain

‘With Nile standing in for him again this weekend, he called him up to stress how high the stakes are.

‘He knows Nile is fantastic, but he doesn’t want to find himself the first one out of the show.’

The Angels singer’s final act – duo made up of Acacia K, 15, and Aaliyah Robinson, 14, have been in the bottom three for the past two weeks. 

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Last hope: Robbie now only has one group left, Acacia and Aaliyah, who have this week been getting mentoring from guitar legend Nile Rodgers

Duo Stephan Benson and Jeffrey Okyere, who make up Misunderstood, said their mentor’s absence played a role in their elimination last week.

They said: ‘It was a difference. Robbie Williams in itself as an entity, he is such a big character,’ they explained. ‘So of course if you go somewhere and that person is not there anymore, the energy is going to be different.’

Misunderstood added to the Sun that Robbie apologised to them on a Skype call for not being present.

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Other side of the world: The star looked passionate as he sang and moved around the stage with danced with girls dressed in bikinis and boxing gear, going fist to fist with a one performer

Desperate to remain in the competition, Robbie has ‘been on the phone to Nile all week’

‘With Nile standing in for him again this weekend, he called him up to stress how high the stakes are’ a source told the Mirror.

‘He knows Nile is fantastic, but he doesn’t want to find himself the first one out of the show.

‘He’s also spent ages FaceTiming the girls and rebuilding their confidence.’

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Robbie Williams puts on a passionate performance with scantily-clad dancers in Mexico City

Absent: Robbie’s time on tour mean that he missed  duo Stephan Benson and Jeffrey Okyere, who make up Misunderstood, leave the X Factor last week