Entertainment behind the scenes
Robbie wins over doubters with comeback gig
Robbie Williams did himself few favours when he sang his new single on the X Factor TV show, with the former Take That star clearly nervous, some would say positively wired.
But the 35-year-old put that setback behind him on Tuesday night with his first full concert in three years at the Roundhouse in London which scored well with the critics. Both the Guardian and Telegraph broadsheets gave Williams four stars out of five, quite an achievement for someone who says he suffers from stage fright.
The best-selling Sun tabloid agreed, saying: “Robbie Williams overcame his nerves to nail the brilliant show he needed last night – his first gig for three years. After looking shaky on X Factor just over a week ago, the pressure was on to prove he’s still got it. I’m relieved to say he certainly has, and maybe a bit more besides.”