Robbie Williams hints that he’s too ‘expensive’ to return to The X Factor

Robbie and wife Ayda were on the panel last year

Former X Factor judge Robbie Williams has hinted at the real reason he and wife Ayda haven’t returned to the show’s panel.

Speaking at the launch of Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland earlier this week, Robbie seemed to claim the pair were too “expensive” for the show.

Robbie and Ayda were on the talent show’s panel last year, alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson.

Robbie hinted that he and wife Ayda are too “expensive” for The X Factor (Credit: Splash News)

However, now the star – who performed tracks from his upcoming Christmas album at Winter Wonderland – has revealed why.

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Speaking to the Mirror, Robbie said: “Look, it’s expensive. We’re expensive. Something’s gotta give there.”

Look, it’s expensive. We’re expensive. Something’s gotta give there.

He added: “Maybe they did think about us, maybe they didn’t.”

Robbie performed at Winter Wonderland earlier this week (Credit: Splash News)

He also said that he would be asking Simon Cowell why they didn’t get the call to appear on this year’s celebrity version of the show when they catch up soon.

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“I don’t know what’s on Simon’s mind, but I’ll be meeting up with him before Christmas and I’ll try to get it out of him,” Robbie said.

Robbie will be back on our screens soon, though.

X Factor Judges 2018 - Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Ayda Field and Robbie Williams
Robbie and Ayda were on the show’s judging panel last year (Credit: ITV)

The star – whose first Christmas album, The Christmas Present, is out this weekend – revealed he’s making a festive TV show for ITV.

It’s Not The Robbie Williams Christmas Show will air this December.

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