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Robbie Williams live in cinemas

Robbie Williams' comeback concert for the BBC Electric Proms will be broadcast in cinemas around the world.

The concert on 20 October will be beamed live to almost 200 screens across Europe. It will also be shown later in Australia and South Africa.

Williams said: "It's very exciting to think that a one-off performance I play in London can be seen simultaneously by people all across the world".

He recently spoke about how stage fright meant he had no plans to tour.

Williams told BBC Radio 2 host Ken Bruce: "I get tremendous stage fright that's getting in the way of me enjoying it... it's terrifying. I want to find a way around it."

The proms concert will be the singer's first major show in three years. It will also be broadcast on Radio 1.

Return to form

The High Definition screening is being billed as the largest live music cinematic event of its kind in Europe.

The concert is the opening show for this year's BBC Electric Proms festival where artists try something different.

A string and horn section and full band will accompany Williams for the gig. The show will feature songs from his new album Reality Killed the Video Star as well as classic tracks. Williams' new CD is being seen as a return to form for the singer. His last album Rudebox was poorly received, despite going to number one in 2006.

Watch Robbie Williams perform 'Bodies' on Top of the Pops below: