ROBBIE Williams has put pressure on X Factor stand-in Nile Rodgers to help save his last remaining act as he mentors from 6,000 miles away in South America for the third week in a row.
The Angels singer has been replaced by the guitar legend while he’s on tour – but his absence has cost him two acts in the competition.
Robbie’s now just left with Acacia and Aaliyah who he has been giving advice to over FaceTime.
A show source told the Mirror: “Robbie has had a run of bad luck since he’s been away.
“With Nile standing in for him again this weekend, he called him up to stress how high the stakes are.
“He knows Nile is fantastic, but he doesn’t want to find himself the first one out of the show.”
Nile proved a hit with viewers, despite losing one of Robbie’s acts on each of his two previous appearances.
His final act – duo Acacia K, 15, and 14-year-old Aaliyah Robinson – are under threat after being in the bottom three for the past two weeks.
Last week favourites to win the show Misunderstood lost their place in the competition.
The week before it was his band United Vibe.
Despite it being unheard of in previous series, Robbie was allowed to go missing from the show for three weekends in a row to go on tour.
Nile Rodgers has stepped in for Robbie Williams on the judging panel[/caption]
He had already signed contracts before committing to X Factor and bosses were desperate to have him on the judging panel.
But viewers say Nile should stay as a judge and replace Robbie.
One fan said: “Watching xfactor and I think @robbiewilliams should just stay away. @nilerodgers just made these girls amazing! #xfactor I loved them for once!”
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Another added: “Can nile rodgers replace ****** forever????”
Someone else said: “@nilerodgers hitting the @TheXFactor with some REAL opinions and FACTS!!
“Yess!! @SimonCowell replace LAD Louis with Nile PLEASE! #XFactor #NegativeLouisIsNotALad.”
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