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Robbie Williams looks every inch the entertainer in a dazzling diamante jacket

He’s one of Britain’s most successful pop stars, having won a record 18 Brit awards.

And Robbie Williams proved he was an entertainer as he took to the stage at during British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London on Sunday.  

The Angels hitmaker looked ever the dazzling star in a glittering diamante striped jacket as he put on an exuberant performance.  

Let me entertain you: Robbie Williams proved he was an entertainer as he took to the stage at during British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London on Sunday

Proving he can put on a show, Robbie donned sparkling necklaces, 1920s-style shoes and a statement buckled belt as he danced around the stage.

Sporting a a slicked back hair do with shaved sides, Robbie looked incredibly suave as he belted out his best hits.

The Let Me Entertain You singer was joined onstage by racy backing dancers, as he put on an incredible performance for delighted fans at the festival. 

It comes as Robbie revealed he was ‘unable to leave the sofa’ for three years as he battled with the crippling disorder agoraphobia.

Stellar performance: The Angels hitmaker looked ever the dazzling star in a glittering diamante striped jacket as he put on an exuberant performance

Stellar performance: The Angels hitmaker looked ever the dazzling star in a glittering diamante striped jacket as he put on an exuberant performance

During his lowest point suffering with the condition – which leaves people fearful of situations they can’t escape – the star claimed he turned down a £15million deal to take over from Simon Cowell on US series American Idol because he couldn’t go out in public.  

The singer, 45, told The Mirror: ‘It was my body and mind telling me I shouldn’t go anywhere, that I couldn’t do anything. It was telling me to just wait — so I literally just sat and waited.

‘I was agoraphobic from around 2006 to 2009. Those years were just spent wearing a cashmere kaftan, eating Kettle Chips, growing a beard and staying in.

Exuberant display: Proving he can put on a show, Robbie donned sparkling necklaces, 1920s-style shoes and a statement buckled belt as he danced around the stage

Exuberant display: Proving he can put on a show, Robbie donned sparkling necklaces, 1920s-style shoes and a statement buckled belt as he danced around the stage

Star of the show: Sporting a a slicked back hair do with shaved sides, Robbie looked incredibly suave as he belted out his best hits

Singer: Sporting a a slicked back hair do with shaved sides, Robbie looked incredibly suave as he belted out his best hits

Dancing around: Sporting a a slicked back hair do with shaved sides, Robbie looked incredibly suave as he belted out his best hits

Singing sensation: Proving he is still a sensational performer, Robbie delighted the crowd with his moves

Singing sensation: Proving he is still a sensational performer, Robbie delighted the crowd with his moves

The moment things changed for Robbie was when he heard the song Human by The Killers on the radio and the lyrics resonated with him.

They went: ‘And sometimes I get nervous / When I see an open door’.

It made Robbie get help with therapy, and he said he soon felt ready to return to the stage to perform.

Belting the hits: Robbie put on emotional display during his ballads at the festival

Belting the hits: Robbie put on emotional display during his ballads at the festival

Great performance: The Let Me Entertain You singer was joined onstage by racy backing dancers, as he put on an incredible performance for delighted fans at the festival

Great performance: The Let Me Entertain You singer was joined onstage by racy backing dancers, as he put on an incredible performance for delighted fans at the festival

But dipping his toe back into public life didn’t turn out to be what he expected, when he faced an embarrassing mishap and harsh criticism on a comeback appearance on the X-Factor.

He described his foray back into stardom ‘like having a car crash and then learning how to walk again.’

During the performance, the sliding stage doors became stuck, and one critic described Robbie as ‘wide-eyed, unblinking and sweaty’ as he performed his song Bodies.

Tragic: Robbie Williams has revealed he was 'unable to leave the sofa' for three years as he battled with the crippling disorder agoraphobia (pictured June 2018)

'Unable to leave the sofa: He claims he turned down a £15million deal to take over from Simon Cowell on US series American Idol (pictured in 2006)

Tragic: Robbie Williams has revealed he was ‘unable to leave the sofa’ for three years as he battled with the crippling disorder agoraphobia (pictured June 2018) 

But it wasn’t until he received a call asking if he’d consider a Take That reunion that things changed for the better.

Tickets for the 2011 Progress tour broke the band’s record for sales and put Robbie firmly back on the map.

He told the publication: ‘There was no rhyme or reason why five minutes before that, it hadn’t happened. But when I did come back, it felt so unnatural. It’s why that Bodies performance was so bad — I didn’t know what the f**k I was doing, it didn’t seem natural to me any more.’

The father-of-three also opened up about his body dysmorphic disorder – when a person believes they have a major flaw in their appearance.

Way back when: He described his foray back into stardom 'like having a car crash and then learning how to walk again' (pictured in 2003)

Way back when: He described his foray back into stardom ‘like having a car crash and then learning how to walk again’ (pictured in 2003)

Amazing: Tickets for the 2011 Progress tour broke the bands record for sales and put Robbie firmly back on the maps (pictured in 1992)

Amazing: Tickets for the 2011 Progress tour broke the bands record for sales and put Robbie firmly back on the maps (pictured in 1992)

He admits he has ‘appalling self image’ and has previously opened up about his fluctuating weight in the past – which saw Noel Gallagher dub him ‘Blobby’ Williams and ‘the fat dancer from Take That’.

He previously has revealed he is suffering from Nocturnal Sleep-related Eating Disorder [NS-RED] – a condition which means he eats in the middle of the night.  

The former Take That singer is now more confident than he has ever been and is ‘starting to like himself a little bit more’. 

Cutting loose: Robbie famously fell down the rabbit hole of Class A drugs and booze

Wild: The singer had a penchant for partying (pictured in 2003)

Party animal: Robbie famously fell down the rabbit hole of Class A drugs and booze and had a penchant for partying

Robbie, who famously fell down the rabbit hole of Class A drugs and booze and had a penchant for partying, credits his wife Ayda Field, 40, to helping him get on the straight and narrow.

But he also ‘gives himself a bit of a pat on the back’ for getting him through the darkest of times thanks to therapy.

The singer is now regarded as one of the most successful British artists in history, having sold nearly 90 million albums and won a record 18 Brit awards.

He has a Las Vegas residency under his belt and in 2002 signed the then biggest recording deal in British music history, worth a reported £80million. 

Happy couple: He credits his wife Ayda Field, 40, to helping him get on the straight and narrow

Happy couple: He credits his wife Ayda Field, 40, to helping him get on the straight and narrow

Body confident: The former Take That singer is now more confident than he has ever been and is 'starting to like himself a little bit more'

Body confident: The former Take That singer is now more confident than he has ever been and is ‘starting to like himself a little bit more’

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