Muppets join Robbie Williams as he launches new album

Robbie Williams poked fun at himself - and fellow celebrities - as he launched his new swing album with a one-off big band show in front of a star-studded audience.

Robbie Williams as he unveils his forthcoming album, Swings Both Ways, at the London Palladium, in central London Credit: Simon Niblett/IE Music/PA

The singer put on an all-singing, all-dancing spectacular at the London Palladium to showcase songs from Swings Both Ways, with guest performances from the likes of Lily Allen, Rufus Wainwright and Miss Piggy.

There were also celebrities in the audience, with Liam Payne from One Direction, award-winner Adele and comedian Alan Carr watching Williams perform songs from the album, his second inspired by his love of swing.