The show was hit with embarrassing technical difficulties last week when it was recorded earlier in the day so Robbie could fly out to Chile. The channel was forced to apologise for the blunder on screen and afterwards during the judges’ feedback. The message read: “We are sorry for the temporary interference in sound.” Fans furiously blasted it as a “fix” for the audio going down during the show because it was pre-recorded. Nile Rodgers replaces Robbie Williams on the X Factor judging panel Got a story? email [email protected] or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.