After giving words of advice to this year's X Factor finalists, Robbie Williams gave his first UK performance since 2006 on the talent show, singing his new single Bodies
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And over on Strictly Come Dancing there was another British star making a musical comeback. Amy Winehouse gave a special appearance providing backing vocals for her 13-year-old goddaughter Dionne
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Fans of Britain's two biggest reality shows were in for a real treat this weekend with notable musical comebacks from not one but two high profile stars.
Causing great excitement among both the contestants and the audience on the X Factor was Robbie Williams, who stepped back into the spotlight to perform his new single Bodies.
And judging by the former Take That star's enthusiasm and energy on stage it was as much a chance to reconnect with his fans as it was to promote his new song.
The charismatic 35-year-old pop star, who at times appeared overwhelmed by the warm response, was certainly on form.
He shook hands and welcomed members of the crowd during his live rendition, at one point shouting out "It's good to be back."
And after giving his first performance in the UK since 2006, the Angels singer went out of his way to thank everyone for the opportunity.
Robbie's turn on the show – he also mentored the finalists this week – was not the only X Factor-related news.
Judge Dannii Minogue has issued an apology after she made a reference to the sexuality of one of the show's hopefuls, Danyl Johnson, which was deemed inapproproate by many of the show's fans.
Meanwhile over on Strictly Come Dancing there was another British singing sensation making a return to the public eye.
Amy Winehouse got back behind the microphone to support her 13-year-old goddaughter.
Looking healthy and happy, the 26-year-old was one of three singers providing backing vocals for Dionne Bromfield who impressed with a performance of her first single Mama Said from her debut album, Introducing…
Amy, who signed her goddaughter up to her own record label Lioness, is really supportive of Dionne's career and has even said she thinks the youngster is better than she was at her age.
But her fans will be delighted by the news that Amy is expected to have completed her own new album by 2010. Her last release Back to Black, which sold 10 million copies, came out three years ago.