Madonna tipped for 'X Factor' slot

Madonna tipped for 'X Factor' slot

Madonna has reportedly agreed to appear on 'The X Factor'.

The 52-year-old singer is said to have verbally agreed to appear on the ITV1 talent search show, and will kick off the live finals of the competition, which take place on October 9.

A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Madonna would be the perfect performer to kick off the last stage of the competition."

The opening act of last year's show was Robbie Williams - his first appearance on British TV for three years, singing comeback single 'Bodies' - received a mixed reception after he appeared wide-eyed, and gave a somewhat shambolic performance.

It was speculated that the singer - who had a spell in rehab during his time away from the spotlight - had been high on drugs as he appeared, but he laughed off such claims, blaming his performance on nerves and coffee.

He said: "People are alluding to the fact that I may have been high on something but I can only say I wasn't - because I wasn't.

"Unless someone spiked my drink and I would have noticed. It's the same as the deer in headlights, the deer's not on anything other than fear. I'd had a few coffees before I went on, that's all."

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