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Robbie romances Kylie at Manchester gig...

Robbie Williams was joined onstage by Kylie Minogue last night

(October 26) during his sell out show at the 16,000 capacity MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

ARENA.

The pint sized Australian starlet joined the former Take That member for a rousing

set-closing run through their recent UK number Two hit ‘Kids’.

However fans expecting any onstage revelations about the nature of the couple’s relationship (Williams’

has talked at length recently about his obsession with Minogue) were

left disappointed.

Williams introduced the singer saying only “Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Kylie

Minogue” though on her departure he did remark that Minogue, resplendent

in a figure -hugging shimmering dress, looked “great” and joked about nipping off backstage

to join her.

Kylie remained side-stage throughout the remaining four-song encore.

Her appearance capped a triumphant night for Robbie Williams. The

arena was one of

the largest on the current tour and following the crowd singalong during his

trademark tune

‘Angels’, an obviously moved Williams said, “this has been the

best show of the tour

so far and you made that possible. Thank you”.

Williams, running through hits including ‘Strong’, ‘She

s The One’, recent

chart topper ‘Rock DJ’, a version of ‘Millennium’ that segued

into ‘Can I Kick

It’ and a cover of Frank Sinatra classic ‘My Way’, frequently

lived up to his

cheeky entertainer image. At one point he poked fun at his battle against weight

problems leading

the crowd through a chorus of “who ate all the pies?”.

The gig was webcast live through [url=]www.robbiewilliams.com, though the

broadcast

wasn’t

without hitches. Fans unable to see him in the flesh – tickets for all the dates

on the tour were

snapped up within minutes of going on sale – flooded the site. The resultant

heavy traffic

overloaded the system constantly freezing both sound and image and making the

show practically

unwatchable for the first hour.

Williams continues his tour tonight (October 27), again in the

Manchester

Evening

News Arena.