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Robbie Williams has admitted his three weeks away in South America while on tour damaged his performers' chances of making it all the way on The X Factor.
The TV judge, 44, was away from the ITV reality series while he toured in South America and thinks he was 'delusional' to think he could coach his performers from half way across the world.
Singer - Comments - Dalton - Harris - Winner
The singer's comments come after after Dalton Harris, 24, was crowned winner in Sunday night's final after being mentored to success by Louis Tomlinson.
Simon Cowell's act Scarlett, 21 finished as runner-up and another of Louis' acts, Anthony Russell, 28, came third.
Robbie - Act - Acacia - Aaliyah - Week
Robbie told how he would have had his act Acacia & Aaliyah, who were eliminated in week six and finished in fourth place, sing different songs if he had been there with them.
He told The Sun: 'Had I been with them maybe I wouldn’t have had them perform Maniac. But from South America it’s difficult to feel the temperature of the performance.
Guadalajara - Mexico - Thinking
'I watched it in Guadalajara in Mexico thinking, "I wish they hadn’t done that". That’s down to me. My not being there cost them, I think.
'But I’m delusional and think I’m going to win everything, which is how I’ve got this far - delusions.'
Doubt - Robbie - Mind - Duo - Future
However, there's no doubt in Robbie's mind that the duo have a healthy future ahead of them in the music industry and the former Take That...
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