It has been revealed that Robbie Williams will perform a medley of his greatest hits at this weekend’s X Factor final, in addition to performing with finalist Scarlett Lee and his former Take That bandmates.
The talent show judge will reportedly open Saturday night’s show by performing a selection of his biggest songs – including Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ and Freedom – with the final ten contestants who made it through to the live shows.
“Fans have been gunning for Robbie to perform all series and that’s finally going to happen,” a show insider told The Sun.
“He’s been a real highlight of this year’s show and it was a real feat to get him as a judge, so the medley is going to be a celebration of that.”
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Robbie is set to take to the X Factor stage three times this weekend
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And the show’s opener won’t be the only time Robbie takes to the stage during the final this weekend.
He is also set to perform his 1997 mega hit Angels with contestant Scarlett.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, he has been tipped to reunite with his former Take That bandmates – Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen – for a special performance ahead of their 30th anniversary.
“It’s a while since they got together and nobody is completely sure when it was going to happen for the anniversary so it’ll be a massive moment,” an insider told The Sun.
Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen of Take That
Scarlett will perform Angels with Robbie
Just days ago, the boy band’s official Twitter handle confirmed that they will perform.
The group tweeted: “The rumours are true… we will return to the @TheXFactor.”
Ellie Goulding, Nile Rodgers, George Ezra, James Arthur and Anne-Marie are also all set to take the famous stage at Wembley Arena.
It’s no surprise that show boss Simon Cowell appears to be putting judge Robbie to work this weekend, after reportedly bagging a whopping £10million joint contract for he and wife Ayda Field to join this year’s panel.
Meanwhile, the pop star had to miss several of the live shows due to his South American tour, leaving Nile Rodgers to step in and mentor his acts.
Robbie no longer has any acts in the X Factor final this weekend.
Mirror Online has contacted a rep for X Factor for comment.