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Robbie Williams' first night in Vegas is a family affair

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The former Take That singer kicked off his Las Vegas residency on Wednesday night at the Encore Theatre and invited his father, club singer Pete Conway, on stage to duet with him (below).

The early reviews seem to be good, with the Evening Standard asking if he will finally crack America.

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Dad Pete also tweeted a picture of himself with his offspring and former wife, captioned "proud parents!... well done son."

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Robbie Williams is in his 'natural spiritual home' in Las Vegas

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Sin City is also Robbie's actual literal home now for the next few weeks, as he begins his 15-night residency at Wynn Las Vegas.

He starts tonight and will perform half of those dates before returning in June.

On arrival, the 45-year-old told the gathered press:“I’m a big [expletive] deal," according to the Las Vegas Review.

Brits abroad, eh?

"I'm super excited," he added.

I'm in the town that is the epicentre of entertainment in the whole wide world and I'm a student of the greats that have performed here. I'm a student of entertainment, more so than I'll ever be a rock 'n' roll singer or rapper or whatever.

"I came out the womb with jazz hands - which was a shock for my mum! - and now I'm in my natural spiritual home."

While it used to be the retirement home for the likes of Robbie's hero, Frank Sinatra and co, Vegas is now pulling in younger audiences, with megastars including Drake and Cardi B set to follow him there this summer.

All that's left to do now is get out there and entertain them then Rob.

'Old mate' Robbie spices up Emma Bunton's new album

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Baby Spice has been speaking to Radio 2 brekky show host Zoe Ball today about her upcoming fourth solo album.

The LP features lead single, Baby Please Don't Stop, which you may have heard earlier on the radio but it's another track; a cover of her band's 2 Become 1, alongside The Robster that has captured the imagination.

Robbie used to date Emma's Spice Girls bandmate Geri.

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Emma told Zoe that they actually sang the track together live on stage a few Christmases ago and so she decided to drop him an email about recording it this time around.

"He's a dream and he's so professional," she said.

"He's a great vibe to have around."

Robbie will no doubt be playing the track at full volume just to "torment" his neighbour Jimmy Page.

Robbie Williams is joining Hugh Jackman on his arena tour

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Hugh revealed the news on the Brits red carpet on Wednesday, before his show-opening performance.

The actor-turned-singer is hitting the road this summer for an arena tour which will see him perform tracks from the hit film, The Greatest Showman, as well as tunes from Les Miserables and other Broadway classics.

The Man. The Music. The Show UK tour kicks off in May, when conveniently the former Take That star has a nice gap in his Las Vegas residency schedule.

Hugh told Capital's Marvin Humes: "I'm a big fan of having guests on tour, concerts should feel like something happened that night that couldn't happen anywhere else.

I don't know if I should say, but Robbie's going to join me at one point.

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Oh well you've said it now Hugh.

Fingers crossed then - one way or the other - if you're going.

The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman was the biggest-selling album of 2018.

Robbie Williams drops new album

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It's called Under The Radar Volume 3 and is the third instalment of his fan special series.

The record is a unique collection of demos and unreleased material from across Robbie’s 21-year solo career compiled for the first time to share directly with fans.

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Just like the two records before it, this is a collection of songs and alternative versions from the archives that have a special place in my heart. I’ve always wanted you to hear them and I’m thrilled to be sharing them with you all today.

The new record features tracks chosen by fans via Robbie's ‘Vloggie Williams’ song polls.

Boy in the Dress musical to debut in November

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Robbie Williams' musical version of David Walliams' best-selling book The Boy in the Dress will premiere this November.

The Royal Shakespeare Company is bringing the children's book to the stage after more than six years in the making.

It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who loves football and dresses.

The author, and Britain's Got Talent judge, said it was written to encourage children "to recognise that difference can be celebrated, that it's OK to be yourself".

In a statement, Williams and Chambers said they had been working hard to capture the "freshness, cheekiness and heart" in Walliams' writing.

The Boy In The Dress will play for 18 weeks at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from November 2019 to March 2020.

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