The comments that finally convinced Robbie Williams to play in the AFL Finals

The very flattering compliment that finally convinced Robbie Williams to go to the AFL Finals – eight years after he reportedly turned down a $1 million offer

Robbie Williams has confirmed he will perform at this year’s AFL Finals.

After rejecting the show for nearly a decade, it was a simple comment that changed his mind about accepting the show.

The 48-year-old British singer-songwriter was convinced after receiving high praise from AFL executive general manager Kylie Rogers.

Robbie Williams (pictured) has confirmed he will perform at this year’s AFL Finals.After rejecting the gig for nearly a decade, this is a simple comment that changed his mind about accepting the gig

“You are the greatest performer in the world, we are the greatest game. Rodgers faced off against Rodgers backstage after spending an evening with Robbie at Rod Laver Arena in May, the Herald Sun reported on Friday. We should do something together, the star said.

This sparked a discussion that eventually led to the pop star taking the job.

Robbie confirmed the good news of his upcoming performance to the Herald Sun in July.

“You are the greatest performer in the world and we are the greatest game. We should do something together,” said Kylie Rogers, executive general manager of the AFL.He reportedly told the star backstage after spending a night with Robbie at Rod Laver Arena in May

“I’m excited to perform for all the fans on MCG’s hallowed lawn for the biggest game of the year,” he said.

“I can’t wait to see you on the last Saturday of September,” added the host who asked me to entertain you.

The league has reached out to Robbie for a pregame or halftime show at MCG.

This sparked a discussion that eventually led to the pop star taking the job.Robbie confirmed the good news of his upcoming performance to the Herald Sun in July

This sparked a discussion that eventually led to the pop star taking the job.Robbie confirmed the good news of his upcoming performance to the Herald Sun in July

Sources earlier told the publication that discussions on a multi-million dollar deal to bring him back to Melbourne had progressed on September 24.

The AFL has confirmed the show will take place during the day, despite broadcasters asking for a dusk or night slot to boost ratings.

Williams had previously turned down a $1 million offer to sing three songs in the AFL Finals in 2014.

Sources earlier told the publication that discussions on a multi-million dollar deal to bring him back to Melbourne had progressed on September 24

Sources earlier told the publication that discussions on a multi-million dollar deal to bring him back to Melbourne had progressed on September 24

Meanwhile, Robbie is currently filming in Melbourne for his biopic Better Man, which follows his astonishing rise from boy band heartthrob to stadium superstar.

Production on the big-budget biopic – dubbed “The Musical Fantasy” – began last month, with Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey at the helm.

British actor Jonno Davies, 29, best known for the Amazon Prime series The Hunter, will play a young Robbie.

Williams had previously turned down a $1 million offer in 2014 to sing three songs in the AFL Finals.Pictured in 2016

Williams had previously turned down a $1 million offer in 2014 to sing three songs in the AFL Finals.Pictured in 2016

Other cast members include Australian actors Kate Mulvaney (The Great Gatsby), Damon Herriman (Mr. InBetween) and filmmaker and actor Anthony Hayes, whose feature film Gold is currently It’s airing on Stan.

Robbie first rose to fame with the all-boy band Take That before embarking on a successful solo career in 1996. A string of British hits and albums followed.

In 2006, Robbie entered the Guinness Book of World Records after selling 1.6 million concert tickets in a single day.

Robbie is currently filming in Melbourne for his biopic Better Man, which follows his astonishing rise from boy band heartthrob to stadium superstar.  British actor Jonno Davies, 29, will play a young Robbie in the biopic.Pictured: Jono on the 2020 red carpet

Robbie is currently filming in Melbourne for his biopic Better Man, which follows his astonishing rise to fame from boy band heartthrob to stadium superstar. British actor Jonno Davies, 29, will play a young Robbie in the biopic.Pictured: Jono on the 2020 red carpet

The filmmakers have been careful to avoid comparisons to recent music biopics such as Queen’s film “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Elton John’s story “Rocketman.”

In an official statement, the producers called the film “a satirical musical based on the life of a pop star.”

The film will feature Robbie’s hit “Reimagined” and offer stunning visuals to explore the “inner demon” the superstar has had to contend with on and off stage.

Robbie rose to fame with Take That in 1989, and reached 12 number one singles and eight number one albums on the UK Singles Chart.Taken in 1994

Robbie rose to fame with Take That in 1989, and reached 12 number one singles and eight number one albums on the UK Singles Chart.Taken in 1994

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