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Robbie to appear on the X Factor

Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams will release his new album in November

Pop star Robbie Williams will appear in the new series of the X Factor, a statement on his website has confirmed.

It is not clear what his role will be, but it is likely the star, who has recently announced details of his new album, will perform on the ITV show.

Earlier this week, newspapers reported that the 35-year-old would make an appearance during the series.

A statement posted on his website said: "We're very excited to tell you that this is true."

The singer announced earlier this month that his next album - Reality Killed The Video Star - will be released in November.

The first single from the album, Bodies, will be released on 11 October.

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Williams, best known for hits such as Angels and Let Me Entertain You, has not revealed when he will appear on the X Factor.

"Details are still being finalised so make sure you stay tuned for further announcements," the statement said.

"As soon as we're able to tell you more, we'll let you know right here."

It has also been rumoured that Rihanna, Whitney Houston and Madonna might also make appearances on the talent show, which is hosted by Dermot O'Leary.

Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will all return on the judging panel.

Last year, Alexandra Burke was crowned the winner of the show.

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