Danielle Howting thought she had been taken to the cinema to watch a film before something truly unexpected happened
A Robbie Williams fan got the surprise of her life when he suddenly appeared to perform a duet with her daughter while she was watching a film at her local cinema.
Danielle Howting from Gosport, Hampshire, couldn’t believe her eyes when the Take That star sang his latest single ‘Love My Life’ with her young daughter, Grace, at the special gig, arranged by Mastercard as part of their Priceless Surprises campaign .
Danielle is one of Robbie’s ‘biggest fans’ and even met her partner, Mike, at one of his concerts ten years ago.
She was aware that she was being filmed as part of a Robbie Williams fan documentary, but had no idea she was about to meet the man himself.
And she was even more surprised when she discovered the star had been inside her house, had met her mother, and even put his feet up on the sofa.
Danielle said: “This has been one of the craziest but most amazing days of my life! I have been a fan of Robbie for years and met my long-term partner, Mike, at one of his concerts.
“You could say that without Robbie, I wouldn’t have met my soul-mate and had our lovely daughter.
“Then to see her sing on stage with Robbie Williams is just out of this world and brought a tear to my eye! It was a beautiful moment and I’ll never forget it.”
Robbie said: “It was brilliant to surprise Danielle and spend time with her friends and family. Singing with Grace and seeing Danielle’s reaction was priceless.”
Robbie Williams has received a staggering 18 BRIT awards, more than any other artist in music history.
Last year he was honoured with the prestigious BRITs Icon Award – the highest accolade given by the BRIT Awards and previously only given to Elton John and David Bowie.
Robbie has also been voted the fifth most popular music legend ‘of the future’ with 24% of the voting British public believing his music will stand the test of time.
Adele came in first, followed by Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga.
Despite the rise of talent shows, video sharing platforms and social media, it seems raw talent still stands the test of time for musicians to be remembered in years from now – with David Bowie, The Beatles and Queen topping the list of artists deemed to be the most legendary musicians, and are still as relevant today as they were when they first found fame.
Robbie Williams will perform at this year’s BRIT Awards with Mastercard, the UK’s biggest night in music, on Wednesday 22 February at The O2 London, broadcast exclusively on ITV at 7.30pm.
The top music legends of the future:
1 Adele (50%)
2 Beyoncé (32%)
3 Ed Sheeran (28%)
4 Lady Gaga (27%)
5 Robbie Williams (24%)
6 Coldplay (20%)
7 Rihanna (12%)
8 Taylor Swift (9%)
9 Justin Timberlake (9%)
10 Bruno Mars (8%)
Britons’ top music legends:
1 David Bowie (65%)
2 The Beatles (61%)
3 Queen (59%)
4 Elvis Presley (58%)
5 Michael Jackson (58%)
6 Bob Marley (41%)
7 Elton John (33%)
8 Prince (33%)
9 Madonna (29%)
10 Stevie Wonder (27%)