Robbie Williams' bold Strictly outfit divides viewers, 'he may want to sack his stylist'

Robbie Williams' Strictly performance and outfit gained a lot of attention from viewers but not the nice kind...

Robbie Williams is seen during the AFL Grand Final Entertainment Media Opportunity at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 22, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.
(Image credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Robbie Williams' Strictly performance gained plenty of attention from the show's fans. However, the singer's appearance and rendition of his classic, She's the One, fell flat for some. 

Ordinarily, it's the Strictly 2022 contestants who are judged but during this week's episode - viewers had a lot to say about the former boyband member as well. Robbie sang his hit tune in front of a studio audience, accompanying professional dancers as they twirled around the dancefloor.

The singer was dressed in a bright pink two-piece suit, which proved a bit of a flop with the fashion police. "Robbie Williams looks like he forgot his P.E kit and had to borrow a suit from Harry Styles," tweeted one viewer. Another added, "I used to fancy Robbie Williams, you know. And here he is, in a bright pink suit and dodgy half mullet and I once again find myself questioning my taste in men."

Robbie Williams on Strictly

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The outfit and haircut drew so much ire that one fan even said, "Robbie Williams may want to sack his stylist and hairdresser while he’s at it."

Robbie's outfit choice was also described as a copy of Strictly 2022 judge Shirley Ballas' look from the previous show. "Nawt Robbie Williams borrowing Shirley's outfit from last night," joked a Twitter user.

For some, the focus wasn't on his outfit of choice that irked them most, but his performance - which some weren't too happy with. "Robbie Williams murdering of one of his own songs," tweeted a shocked viewer.

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Despite criticism from some viewers, Robbie maintains a successful international career and regularly sells out arena tours. He also recently performed at the AFL Grand Final match, performing just under 20 minutes of hits. His outfit of choice for that performance, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 24, 2022, appears to be the very same he donned on Strictly.

Robbie Williams performs during the 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 24, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.

(Image credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

His performance took place ahead of the first contestant to be booted from Strictly Come Dancing 2022, Kaye Adams, was revealed. Kaye, a renowned broadcaster who's known for her illustrious career including hosting on shows like Loose Women and more recently as a podcaster with her hit show How To Be 60 (opens in new tab).

Aoife Hanna
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