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Robbie pulls out of MTV Awards

Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams recently went to number two with his new single Bodies

Pop star Robbie Williams has cancelled a planned performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards next month due to a "scheduling conflict".

Williams' spokesman confirmed the star will "no longer be performing at next week's MTV Europe Music Awards".

But he added that other appearances will still be going ahead, including a spot on BBC One's The Jonathan Ross Show next weekend.

Williams, 35, is up for best male at the ceremony in Berlin on 5 November.

Outstanding contribution

The singer has recently made a comeback after a three year hiatus.

His latest single Bodies went to number two in the UK singles chart and the singer unveiled some of his new material at the BBC Electric Proms in London last week.

It has also been announced that the star will receive the outstanding contribution to music prize at next year's Brit Awards.

He has already won 11 Brits as a solo artist - more than any other singer.

Katy Perry is hosting the MTV Europe awards show for the second year in succession.

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Leona Lewis, Shakira and Tokio Hotel are all expected to perform at the ceremony.

Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon lead the nominations list with five nods apiece.

They are closely followed by Beyonce who has been nominated in four categories.

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