Singer shuts down rumours he’s joining The X Factor


He has probably been linked to the job every season for as far back as we can remember, but Robbie Williams has today distanced himself from those X Factor rumours.

The singer, who previously appeared on the show to perform with Olly Murs, One Direction and even Take That in the live finals, took to his social media channels this afternoon to shut down those pesky judging panel rumours that have been following him around.

“Said it once, I’ll say it again; I’m unequivocally not doing X Factor,” tweeted the 41-year-old, adding, “Good luck to the show though.”

While a number of fans are ‘gutted’ by the news, at least that’s one name that we can cross off of the never-ending list!

Robbie’s comments come after fresh speculation that singer Rita Ora has been tempted away from The Voice UK, to join Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw on this year’s panel. According to reports this weekend, the RIP singer is in ‘advanced negotiations’ to appear on the show, which is set to air later this year.

So, now that Robbie’s off the list, who do you want to see filling that final spot?