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Last Updated: Friday August 14 2009 20:47 GMT

Robbie Williams to appear on X Factor

Robbie Williams

Pop star Robbie Williams is set to appear on the new series of TV talent show X Factor, it's been confirmed.

The former Take That star said exact details of his involvement were being decided, but it's thought he'll give the finalists a singing masterclass.

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

Now a statement posted on his website has confirmed it, saying: "We're very excited to tell you that this is true."

It's not known exactly when Robbie will be making his X Factor appearance, but it's likely to coincide with the release of his new album in November.

Robbie's the first star to confirm he's joining the new series, but some other big name stars are also rumoured to be taking part, including Rihanna and Madonna.