Rylan Clark has powerful backer in Robbie

Robbie Williams wants 'X Factor' contestant Rylan Clark in his family life.

Robbie Williams wants 'X Factor' contestant Rylan Clark in his family life.

The 'Candy' singer - whose Take That bandmate Gary Barlow has expressed a dislike of Rylan - would love for the Essex hopeful to do well on the show so he could hang around with him on a regular basis by himself and with his wife Ayda and daughter Theodora.

In scenes where Robbie mentors Rylan, he says: "I don't know what stick Gary's got up his behind, what have you done to upset him?

"I'm a big, big fan and I want you in my family's life. In some way, shape or form, I wanna see you on the TV an awful lot and bump into you backstage at places and say, 'Hey, how are you doing?' "

Robbie also taunted Gary, claiming he was backing Rylan - who is mentored by Nicole Scherzinger - to win the show.

He added: "Gaz, I don't know what this young man has done to offend you so much and I don't understand how you are missing out on the obvious brilliance and talent of Rylan. But I am not - I am strictly Team Rylan all the way."

Rylan has been in the bottom two of the show once, and previously performed with a group of fashion pandas.

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