Part One Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live


Part One

Robbie Williams stages an exclusive concert live from London, building up to the clock striking midnight and the start of the fireworks display over the River Thames.


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Good evening - I'm Melvin Odoom and we are here live in the heart

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of London on a cold winter's night with a birds-eye view of some

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of the capital's most iconic landmarks, including The London Eye,

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which at midnight will become the centrepiece of the spectacular

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world famous fireworks display and, of course, Big Ben.

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Very close by is Central Hall Westminster,

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which is where I'm stood right now, and where Robbie Williams

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But before he does, it gives me a quick chance to tell

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you about an exciting development in our coverage of the midnight

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fireworks, as for the very first time viewers at home will be able

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to enjoy the fireworks live and in full 360 degrees.

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You simply need to go to bbc.co.uk/newyearseve

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Here on BBC One we'll be taking you down to the South Bank

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at midnight, where tens of thousands of people have been gathering

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Hello ladies, you're looking lovely today.

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Time now, though, to introduce the man of the moment.

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By the way this programme does contain flashing images,

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but right now for the millions of you with ringside seats at home

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and the 2,000 excited people waiting inside,

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let's get the biggest show

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Please give a massive welcome to the man himself

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# Good evening children of cultural abandon

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# You saved for the -- searched for the saviour, here I am

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# I'm still here, enjoy me while you can... #.

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, # We are so glorious

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# Good evening lovers of quality entertainment

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# Good evening to the others that don't know hits

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# We will leave you with a T-shirt and a programme

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# That I'm still paying for #. Tell me!

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# You are magnificent # Baby, baby, baby, oh!

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# Show me a life worth living # I'll give it all and a little bit

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and more # He would sell his children suggest

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a hit in Belgium # God knows what he's done

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# For a number 1 # welcome to The Heavy Entertainment

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Show # Where the more you see, the less

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you know # Welcome to The Heavy Entertainment

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Show # Where Eminem meets Barry Manilow

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# I am notorious # For making all the crowd sing the

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chorus # I just made up that word

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# He'll give it all and a little bit more

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# One, two! # Welcome to The Heavy Entertainment

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Show # I'm a volcano that is about to

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blow # Welcome to The Heavy Entertainment

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Show # This is how I'd like to say hello

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# Hey, ho #. # There's nothing left for you

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to fear # You see through the fads

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and your crazy phases, yeah # The dew is wet

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but the grass is sweet my dear # But we're the generation

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that's got to be heard # You're tired of your teachers

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and your school's a drag # You're not going to end up

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like your mum and dad # He may be good

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he may be outta sight # But he can't be here

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so come around tonight # Here is a place

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where the feeling grows # You gotta get high

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before you taste the lows One hand in the air...

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Two hands in the air. Allow me to reintroduce myself. My

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name is Robbie... Williams. This is my band. It is New Year's Eve and

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the night your as is mine! So less than that, we are not allowed to

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swear this evening, so we're not going to swear, are we? About 50

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people from the BBC came up and said, Mr Williams, there's a few

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songs of yours may have a choice lyrics, do you mind not singing the

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swear words? Which swear words can't I say? The Fs, Cs and Ss. But if the

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audience sings swear words I can't do anything. So if I say such a

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saint but... So self-aware so... I didn't say anything wrong. There was

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nothing I said that was a swear word of any kind. Go on then, played the

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bloody song. Are you ready? Are you sure? No

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swearing on the BBC, from me! # I'm contemplating

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thinking about thinking # They're selling razor blades

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and mirrors in the street # I pray that when I'm coming down

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you'll be asleep # If I ever hurt you

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your revenge will be so sweet # So rock'n'roll,

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So corporate suit # I'm not scared of dying

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I just don't want to # If I stopped lying

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I'd just disappoint you # They're selling razor blades

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and mirrors in the street # I pray that when I'm coming down

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you'll be asleep # If I ever hurt you

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your revenge will be so sweet # They're selling razor blades

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and mirrors in the street # I pray that when I'm coming down

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you'll be asleep # A young pretender

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and my crowds above can see # It takes a certain kind of man

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with a certain reputation # To alleviate the cash

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from a whole entire nation # Take my loose change

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and build my own space station # Ain't no refutin' or disputin' -

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I'm a modern Rasputin # Subcontract disputes

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to some brutes in Louboutin # Act highfalutin' while

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my boys put the boots in # Dance like

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you've got concussion, oh # I've got Stoli and Bolly

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and Molly, so I'm jolly # And I'm always off my trolley,

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so I never say sorry # There's a doll, inside a doll,

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inside a doll, inside a dolly # I put a bank inside a car,

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inside a plane, inside a boat # It takes half the western world

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just to keep my ship afloat # And I never ever smile

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unless I've something to promote # Dance like you've got concussion,

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oh # We're the Russian boys,

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we're everywhere # Dance like you've got concussion,

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oh Oh, lord. OK. So I put the red and

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black jacket on that I put on tonight and I bought that before

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Christmas and now it doesn't fit because of the chocolates that I've

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eaten over Christmas. Anybody else with me with the chocolates? YES!

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And there are other fruit oranges available. But damn you Terry's! OK.

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Right. Did you have a good Christmas? YES! Are you ready for

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another song? YES! Might as well. Ladies and gentlemen, it's my

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father, Pete. Come on.

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# To be a better man # To be a better man... #

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It's my daddy. Happy New Year! INSTRUMENTAL. Are you with me? ! One

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last time! # You can see it in my face

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It's a real big place Robbie, incredible first half, man.

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That's so weird. It's like concert, concert, gig, talk to Melvin

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outside. OK, hi everybody. Now we are outside. How was it for you?

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Wonderful. I can't wait to get back in there. You have fireworks of your

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own. I want to ask you questions, man. Ask You have performed away.

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All over the world in different venues how does this compare? It's

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an awesome evening. The audience are well up for it and drunk enough to

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love me right up. I'm loving them right back. Hello everybody down

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there. Hi, everyone. Robbie, what are you usually doing on New Year's

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Eve? What am I normally doing. 15 years ago it would have been an

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excuse to go out and stay up for a actual days. I go to bed holding my

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beautiful lady woman. That's about it. I go to bed early. Any

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resolution? I gave up smoking 10 days ago. I aim to keep that up.

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Sorry to my lady wife for being grumpy over Christmas, but I did

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give up the cigarettes. It turned into chocolate orange. You are

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loving the chocolate. It's how it goes. I'm going to leave the

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chocolates in 2016, I think. Time to move on. Are you ready? Let's have

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some fireworks. One minute to go, the last few seconds of 2016 will be

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projected on to the front of the famous Shell building. At the stroke

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of midnight the bongs of Big Ben will signal the start of fire Yorks

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choreographed to a stunning soundtrack and includes songs from

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the year. Several classics and tributes to a few of the music

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world's biggest icons. There there will be more live music from Robbie

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straight after the fireworks including the ultimate classic.

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Right now the countdown is underway. So it's time to raise your glasses.

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Raise a toast and prepare yourself for one of the world's greatest

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firework exextravaganzas you will see in 2017. You read it, you read

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it.

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Robbie Williams stages an exclusive concert live from the heart of London. Introduced by Melvin Odoom, Robbie performs some of his greatest hits to begin the build-up to the clock striking midnight and the start of the spectacular world-famous fireworks display over the River Thames.