Robbie Williams set for another ‘Sinitta’ moment with X Factor return?

I know which outfit I'm hoping will follow up *that* leaf bikini...

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Robbie Williams is set to return to the X Factor as Sharon Osbourne’s guest judge this year and we’re all thinking the same thing, right? Yes, it’s the big question: will he do another ‘Sinitta’?

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Remember 2011? That glorious year when Robbie shocked everyone* (*mainly Gary Barlow) by appearing at the judge’s house wearing just his underwear and some leaves in the style of Simon Cowell’s long term aide Sinitta.

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The pulled up socks really bring it all together. If anything it’s almost better than Sinitta’s 2009 look. Almost.

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Admittedly, when Robbie joined Mrs O in 2013 he didn’t quite live up to the outfit expectations. But he did help her pick eventual winner Sam Bailey, so we’ll let him off.

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So what about this year? Signing up the former Take That star again is being hailed as a “genius move”, with the view being that he’ll be able to pull viewers away from rival Saturday night show Strictly Come Dancing. 

“Every time Robbie appears on the X Factor he proves great entertainment value,” a source close to the show told the Sun

“It’s that sort of star quality they need to compete with Strictly.”

So that requires a cool outfit, surely? And I think it’s safe to say there’s an obvious choice for which one he could copy next…

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