Robbie Williams denies reports he is joining ‘The X Factor’

Former Take That singer said he is 'too busy' to be a judge on the ITV talent show

Robbie Williams has rubbished reports that he is set to become a judge on The X Factor.

The singer has taken to Twitter to quash rumours in the Daily Star Sunday that he is set to replace Louis Walsh on the ITV1 show.

He wrote:

The show’s executive producer Richard Holloway recently said Simon Cowell is the only current judge who is certain to remain on the panel for the next series.

“It is safe to sat Simon is staying,” he said. “There will be some exciting changes. The name of the show will stay the same but we are looking at format and the judges. There will be some surprises this year. But I can’t go into detail.”

He refused to say whether current judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh will be returning to the show for the next series.

Holloway added that he feels changes are necessary to keep the show fresh after 10 years on air, and said that he “would love to beat” the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings.

The judging panel for this year’s series is due to be confirmed in May.