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X Factor line-up revealed

Simon Cowell has unveiled this year's X Factor line-up after Robbie Williams, Ayda Field and Louis Tomlinson sign up.

THE brand new X Factor judging panel have been seen together for the first time in London.

Simon Cowell couldn't stop smiling as was joined by Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field at Somerset House this afternoon.

Robbie and Ayda looked chic when they got out of their car at the swanky red carpet launch.

Loose Women star Ayda looked sensational a pair of checked trousers with a black top.

Speaking about being part of the show, Ayda told The Sun Online: “On a professional level I've auditioned for years. I know what it's like to get the job and not get the job.

“I've been with Rob for so long I have huge empathy for the process. I'm excited to help people achieve their dreams as without me Rob would be lost. 

“The fact we get to work together and against each other is exciting. We get competitive on reading bed time stories.”

Robbie joked about his big money deal on the show and said there were “millions of reasons” he'd finally signed up after eighteen years of being asked.

Speaking about Ayda, he added: “She is my rock and looked after me through thick and thin.

“Every move I make professionally has been approved by my wife. She got better instincts than me, she's cleverer than me.”

He also defended Simon's decision to cast Ayda on the panel when questioned about the criticism levelled at the former actress.

Louis Tomlinson went for a laid back look and told us he was excited to get started.

He explained: “I've always been interested in development it's really exciting for me. It just makes a lot of sense for me.”

Louis also hinted his One Direction co-stars could join him at Judges' Houses this year.

Simon was joined by his wife Lauran Silverman who looked sensational in a floral skirt and white top.

The show, which returns for its 15th series this autumn, will also feature music manager Sharon Osbourne, 65, as a judge on the live shows because of Robbie’s touring commitments.

Robbie, 44, will be forced to miss a number of live shows because he is double-booked with tour dates in South America.

He will be in Mexico City and Buenos Aires for two weekends in November.

Louis Tomlinson, who appeared on X Factor in 2010 with his boyband, signed up the show this month.

Meanwhile music manager Louis Walsh quit the ITV show after 13 years in June.

He said in a statement: “I’ve had a fantastic 13 years on The X Factor but the show needs a change and I’m ready to leave.

“I’m looking forward to another series of Ireland’s Got Talent, going back to my day job as a manager, writing my memoirs and seeing the world!”

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