Robbie Williams better than ever at incredible BST Hyde Park gig with surprise Danny Dyer cameo

Robbie Williams wearing a white vest and trousers performing at BST Hyde Park

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Robbie Williams is the happiest he’s ever been, and his headlining gig at BST Hyde Park is all the proof needed.

It was his second time at the massive London festival, which has seen some of the world’s biggest stars entertain its 65,000 revellers, like Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift and Sir Elton John.

But this show, five years after his BST debut in 2019, felt like more of an emotional homecoming for our Rob, who told fans several times during the show how he’s feeling right now – and he’s feeling bloody great.

Deeply comfortable in his national treasure status, Robbie orchestrated an elaborate opener that saw him make a very long, drawn-out entrance from his backstage dressing room accompanied by his harem of stunning dancers, some Beefeaters in full regalia, Danny Dyer, and even a cardboard cutout of Noel Gallagher, his old sparring partner.

The camera followed his charmingly cocky strut through the long, winding backstage area to repeated chants of ‘are you ready Hyde Park?’ until his arrival on stage to – what else? – Let Me Entertain You.

The sun was out for us, thankfully, and England had just triumphed in their Euro 2024 game against Switzerland putting them in the semi-finals, so Rob was in a fantastic mood.

Robbie Williams told the crowd he’s the happiest he’s ever been at his BST Hyde Park show on Saturday night (Picture: Dave Hogan)

‘Thank f*** England won!’ he bellowed out, beaming. ‘How are you feeling everybody? Are you excited to see me?’

The whole night was a moment for Robbie, the consummate cheeky showman.

Now aged 50 and with a chequered past behind him, his mental health problems and substance abuse issues firmly written into British pop culture history along with his world-beating back catalogue of anthems, he announced several times that he is now in a really good place.

‘I’m really f***ing happy today,’ he told us. ‘This is the most happy and most chilled out I’ve been before a show, ever.’

His past is uniquely difficult, but he wears it like a badge of honour, his backstory forming the basis for his Hyde Park show. It was a potted history of Robbie Williams; we were even treated to a shot of his bare backside on the whacking great screens as he played Take That’s toe-curling but adored debut video Do What U Like to kick off this trip down memory lane.

He went on to tell the story of how he quit Take That in 1995 after feeling underappreciated, and his life-changing stint at Glastonbury Festival in 1995 where he broke free and became Robbie Williams 2.0, partying with Oasis’ Liam and Noel Gallagher among other 90s icons.

Robbie was clearly loving every minute of his gig, a powerful show for the Angels star (Picture: Dave Hogan/Hogan Media Shutterstock)

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Source:: Metro


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