Those people who insisted a female-led Ghostbusters remake was disrespectful to the original might want to look away now. After having the time of their lives doing an am-dram Dirty Dancing last week, Lemon and McGuinness aim their proton accelerators at Ivan Reitman's high-spirited classic, roping in Robbie Williams, Sarah Parish and 'Allo 'Allo star Vicki Michelle to help spoof Zuul and the gang. It's short, at least.Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 13th May 2017
In a most unlikely showbiz career switch, Jimmy Carr has turned songwriter and helped put together the track Disco Symphony - working alongside Robbie Williams and the star's right-hand man Guy Chambers. A source close to the TV comic said: "It's true, Jimmy co-wrote Disco Symphony with Robbie and Guy. As a huge music fan it was a bit of a dream come true for him and great fun."The Sun, 25th October 2016
Robbie Williams dropped his friend Alan Carr from his comeback single. The 42-year-old singer had asked his presenter pal to record a line on 'Heavy Entertainment Show' - the lead single from his upcoming album of the same name - but decided at the last minute to replace him with a female vocalist instead.Female First, 29th September 2016
David Walliams stars in this likeable adaptation of his best-selling kids' book about Ben (Reece Buttery), a neglected, plumbing-mad boy, and his seemingly boring gran (the brilliant Julia McKenzie) who's not what she seems.
Ben's selfish, ballroom-dancing-crazed parents, played as hideous comic creations by Walliams and a glammed-up Miranda Hart, drop Ben off at his gran's every weekend, where he's subjected to cabbage soup, painful silences and endless rounds of scrabble. At breaking point, he discovers valuables in her biscuit tin and forces her to confess her sideline as an international jewel thief. Their shared secret leads to an ambitious heist, but hot on the tail of gran's mobility scooter is nosy neighbour Mr Parker.
Although it takes a while to warm up, there are moments of real humour, especially in the hospital breakout and ballroom scenes. Expect to see more Robbie Williams on our screens too - he holds his own rather well as the faux-Italian Flavio. It's a slight story with a big heart, and it's surprisingly poignant when the Queen (Joanna Lumley - who else?) makes a plea for the young to respect the old.Debra Waters, Time Out, 26th December 2013
You may have noticed there's been lot of stuff on TV about a certain Time Lord recently (and the fuss will continue when our special Doctor Who supplement is published next week). So it's appropriate that on Norton's sofa tonight is not one but two of the actors who've played the role: David Tennant and Matt Smith. As Steven Moffat told us that the pair "got on like a couple of old women" when they filmed the anniversary special, we should be in for a real laugh. Trying to get a word in edgeways is Emma Thompson (soon to be seen in Saving Mr Banks) and Robbie Williams.Jane Rackham, Radio Times, 22nd November 2013
Friday night has become Chat Night on television, what with Graham Norton, Piers Morgan and his Life Stories and now a tenth series of Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Carr is an amiable presence who plays it for laughs. These should be plentiful as his first guest is Robbie Williams, a man not known for his bleak introspection. Williams will be singing his new single Be a Boy and giving us the lowdown on his life, which seems to be rather happy since he married girlfriend Ayda Field and became a dad to Theodora Rose.Alison Graham, Radio Times, 1st March 2013