The Angels singer planned to front a Most Haunted-style series for ITV, but his record company instructed him to ditch the idea and focus on rescuing his music career. It is rumoured that he will release a swing record later this year after his Rudebox album flopped in 2006.
A source told the Daily Star: "Robbie loves the unexplained and got hooked on Yvette Fielding's show Most Haunted. When producers asked him if he'd appear on the programme, he went one better and decided to do his own show.
"It was all good to go and the format and co-host had been sorted but it got the red light from his music people who said it wasn't right for his image."