Robbie Williams bonds with X Factor's Johnny Robinson over UFOs!

Johnny Robinson

Robbie Williams has apparently bonded with X Factor hopeful Johnny Robinson, over their love of UFOs! The pair got talking backstage at the show on Sunday after Robbie went backstage to see pal Gary Barlow.

But the former Take That singer ended up chatting with eliminated hopeful Johnny, who was in the building to sing this year's charity single.

A show source told the Daily Mirror: “They got talking about aliens and UFOs and it was suddenly like they were old friends. They had a real connection and both believe in the paranormal so everyone else just left them to it.

“They were in their own little world talking about aliens and extraterrestrial things.

“Robbie sometimes goes out UFO ‘spotting’ and he even invited Johnny to go with him in the future. It’s an unlikely friendship that could grow.”

Meanwhile, Johnny revealed to the tabloid: “Robbie was a gentleman, really lovely and polite and we had a long chat about UFOs as we are both interested in them.

“We’ve both seen UFOs and I have done a lot of research into it so Robbie was interested in talking about it. I think I like him more than Gary Barlow now – we have more in common.”

Robbie previously said he'd happily give up his pop star career to become a "full-time ufologist.”