Robbie Williams swings out with The Muppets in BBC special

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Robbie Williams fulfilled a life-long ambition when he teamed up with The Muppets at the London Palladium for a BBC special.

The singer sang a romantic version of Somethin' Stupid with porcine megastar Miss Piggy during a one-off concert to celebrate his second swing album, Swings Both Ways.

Meanwhile Kermit, Gonzo and even the notoriously hard to please Waldorf and Statler seemed to be enjoying themselves in the star-studded audience.

The all-singing, all-dancing show, which Robbie described as 'an amazing evening in my life', will screen on BBC1 on Friday, December 6, and will also be released as an extended DVD, One Night at the Palladium DVD, on December 9.

It sees Robbie backed by a 30-piece orchestra as he duets with Rufus Wainwright on the title track from the album and he also sings with Lily Allen and his dad Pete Conway and performs classics such as Puttin' On The Ritz and Mr Bojangles, along with new tracks including Go Gentle, which he wrote for his 14-month-old daughter Teddy.

Caren Clark

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.