Robbie Williams to open National Television Awards 2022 with 'greatest hits medley'

Virgin Radio

26 Aug 2022, 11:30

Robbie Williams

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Robbie Williams will mark 25 years performing as a solo act by opening up the 2022 National Television Awards next month. 

The Rock DJ icon will start the annual ceremony with a medley of his greatest hits at London’s Wembley Arena on 15th September.

Robbie has become one of the UK’s most-loved artists, having sold nearly 20 million records, seven number one singles, 11 number one albums and 18 BRIT Awards. 

Speaking in a statement announcing the news, Robbie said: “I’m thrilled to be performing at this year’s NTAs in September where I’ll be singing some of my biggest hits from my newly orchestrated album 'XXV’. I can’t wait, it’s going to be a great show.”

The singer will have quite the star-studded audience for his greatest-hits medley, with the likes of Strictly Come Dancing, This Morning and Peaky Blinders all receiving nominations.

The annual NTAs are voted for by the public, with daytime TV, dramas and documentaries being recognised by their audiences. Joel Dommett will once again be at the helm of the big night. 

Peaky Blinders will be hoping to win big with two nominations, one for Returning Drama and Drama Performance for Cillian Murphy. 

Bridgerton also landed two nods in the same categories, with Anthony Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey recognised for Drama Performance.

New Drama will be a hotly contested one, with Heartstopper, medical comedy-drama This Is Going To Hurt, Time and Vicky McClure’s Trigger Point all up for the gong.

Britain’s Got Talent, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Strictly Come Dancing and The Masked Singer will battle it out in the Talent Show category, while Ant & Dec will try and keep their 20-year winning streak going when they face Alison Hammond, Bradley Walsh and Virgin Radio’s own Graham Norton for best TV Presenter. 

In more Robbie news, the former Take That member will take a look back at his incredible career in a new Netflix docu-series in 2023.

The multi-part series, which will air on the streaming service in 2023, will be “an unfiltered, in-depth examination of a global icon and natural-born-entertainer who had to navigate the highs and lows of being in the limelight for more than 30 years.”

The National Television Awards 2022 takes place at Wembley Arena on Thursday 15th September.