Set malfunction blights Robbie’s X Factor song

Robbie Williams has revealed that he almost didn’t make it onstage for his TV comeback on The X Factor this weekend when the doors he was entering through got stuck.

The star had to force the sliding doors open in front of the audience before performing his new single Bodies on the ITV show.

The former Take That star wrote on his blog: “At this point in the rehearsals the music starts, the doors open – but live, the music starts, the doors don’t open.

“Now I don’t know if you’ve ever had 10 million (plus) people ready to judge you on your first performance back in three years, but let me tell you, if the door between you and them isn’t opening, that’s enough to throw you right off your stride.

“I don’t know if you saw but I had to wedge it open myself. That wasn’t part of the show. That was pure brute strength… heavy nerves shifting something that I probably wouldn’t be able to move in the cold light of day.”