London Lite Friday, 30 October 2009 GEORDIE DUO CLEARLY DIDNT WANT ME, SAYS AXED kELLY Robbie Williams pulls out of performing at MTV awards ROBBIE WILLIAMS has cancelled his live performance at next weeks MTV Europe Music Awards. The Bodies singer -- who divided critics with his comeback appearance on The X Factor -- was due to appear at the awards in Berlin on Thursday, where he is nominated for best male. But an MTV spokeswoman said he would not be appearing. She said: Due to a scheduling conflict, Robbie Williams will no longer be performing at next weeks MTV Europe Music Awards. Fans should continue to vote online for Robbie as he is nominated in this years best male category. Full details of the clash havent been revealed. The former Take That star has returned to the spotlight after a three-year break living in LA. by georgina littlejohn Talent line-up: BGT stars, from left, Cowell, Holden, Brook, Morgan and Ant and Dec Backstabbing Ant and Dec ruined my career in TV KELLY BROOK has blamed her sudden departure from Britains Got Talent on hosts Ant and Dec. The TV presenter joined the ITV talent shows judging panel last January at the request of judge Simon Cowell, but was sacked six days later and told the f o u r - j u d g e f o r m a t w a s t o o complicated. The former model today claimed Anthony McPartlin, 33, and Declan Donnelly, 34, were the reason behind her departure after they admitted she was wrong from the start. Brook, 29, said: The people at ITV were telling me that I had upset Ant and Dec and that was it. I would love to have stayed on the show. I really felt it was working out. Ant and Dec had never been anything but pleasant to my face but, clearly, they didnt want me. Their egos are such that they were saying to themselves, How dare she think she can come on to our show?, and since then theyve been very vocal about their displeasure at me being there. The Geordie duo claimed in their autobiography that Brook hadnt watched a single episode, after she asked them what they did on BGT. Speaking a few weeks after her depar- ture, Dec admitted: We were angry about Kelly. But it was because no one asked our opinion. What was upsetting was that it happened in the first place. It was wrong from the start. Brook said she was shocked by their behaviour, especially as her fellow judges, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, were very welcoming. She said: Amanda was put in a dif- ficult position because the press were trying to make out that it was Amanda versus Kelly, like they did with Cheryl and Dannii Minogue on X Factor, but she was very supportive. A nd she s a id Cowell admitted to her: You dont even want to know what was going on behind the scenes. It is just a case of some people not wanting you there. Brook added: And thats what it was all about -- a clash of egos. My ego was dented, but it didnt affect the way I am or how I feel about the industry. As for Ant and Dec, good luck to them. They are rich and they are happy, but they wont be in my autobiography, even if I am in theirs! B r o o k a l s o hinted that she was ready to settle down with her boyfriend, England rugby star Danny Cipriani, 21. She told the Daily Mail: I turn 30 next month and I see it as an achievement that Ive got to this age without getting married and having children. Not that Ive got anything against either, but I have been with so many guys who have said, Youre mine. Lets get married and have kids and I have said no because I have always wanted my independence. But now Im with Danny Im looking forward to giving all that up. Inbrief Camden hottest for coffee stops Camden Town is the coffee shop capital of Britain, research shows today. The area has 66 coffee shops, or one per 706 shoppers. London as a whole has one for every 1,105 people. Research across 705 town centres by Local data Company shows that coffee shop chains have grown 47 per cent across the UK in the past year, to 11,805 outlets. Jude Hams it up for $1m a week JUde Laws Hamlet is proving a huge hit on Broadway, taking almost $1m a week. The 36-year- old British actors performances have been attracting sell-out audiences since the shakespeare play moved from wyndhams Theatre in London to new York for a two-month run. director michael Grandage described the Broadway takings as remarkable. Severe swine flu cases double moRe than 20 people with swine flu are badly ill as doctors warn a second wave is hitting London. at least 24 are being treated in intensive care wards, the Health Protection agency says -- twice as many as last week. Chief medical officer sir Liam donaldson said the numbers were an area of concern. so far 36 people in London have died with swine flu. Halloween is on the (Tube) map ToURIsm chiefs have produced a Tube map for Halloween that highlights spooky places and tells the gripping stories behind them. It shows haunted buildings and spots where murders have taken place over the centuries. Visit London said the capital has a rich history of beheadings, grisly murderers and street slayings. ghoul crazy: Pages 26 and 27 Settling down: Kelly with Danny Cipriani Shocked: Kelly Brook wanted to stay on Britains Got Talent H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html