Robbie Williams pulls out as guest judge for Let It Shine final

Robbie Williams has pulled out of his guest judge role on the live final of BBC talent show Let It Shine due to an “ailment”.

The BBC has confirmed comedian Peter Kay will step in for Williams on Saturday night’s programme.

But Robbie will still join Take That for a special performance on the show as originally planned.

Peter will be filling in for Robbie (Ian West/PA)

The news comes days after Robbie took to the stage at the 2017 Brit Awards.

A BBC spokesman said the broadcaster wishes Robbie a speedy recovery.

Peter will join the panel alongside Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue and Martin Kemp as a public vote decides which group of singers will star in Gary’s upcoming musical.

The BBC said it is thrilled to have the Bafta-winner and self-proclaimed Take That fan on board.

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