STACEY SOLOMON GETS THE X FACTOR GOSSIP FROM NEW JUDGES AYDA FIELD AND ROBBIE WILLIAMS
She's a Loose Woman and now our Ayda is a judge on the X Factor with husband Robbie, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell.
And our Stacey was at the X Factor press conference to get all the deets from the show's first ever husband and wife judges - and it turns out they got the job all thanks toLoose Women!
'We [Simon and Ayda] actually did an interview together in Los Angeles and I have to say it was one of the funniest, craziest interviews I've ever had,' said Simon. 'But what I picked up was, these two together... forgive me for saying it for you, but Ayda I consider the rock. I didn't know Robbie was going to turn up. It was a great interview. And then I had a feeling in my head, this is going to work. We could get all this to work.'
And Stacey was there to ask Ayda and Robbie a couple of questions too!
'I love my Loose Women ladies and think it's been a real priviledge to be part of Loose Women and do live television,' Ayda said. 'Since I've already done live television, I'm excited for the live TV.'
Watch the video to see behind the scenes at the X Factor press conference.
GLORIA HUNNIFORD ON SIR CLIFF RICHARD WINNING HIS PRIVACY COURT CASE
As Sir Cliff Richard won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of the police raid on his home in 2014 and invasion of his privacy, our Gloria explained how Sir Cliff was feeling.
'To be there on the day of judgement was just amazing. I was literally sitting just behind him. We were all butterflies in the stomach,' Gloria said. 'It’s been anticipation for so long. I thought it would be almost hands in the air [in court], but it was very emotional.'
High Court judge Mr Justice Mann awarded an initial £210,000 in damages. The BBC said journalists acted in good faith and it is considering an appeal.
'This has been four years - bar one month - of trying to prove his innocence and of course he did prove his innocence when he was cleared of the actual accusations himself,' Gloria said.
'He was brave to take on the BBC. He was advised by many people not to do that, just to accept the judgement that he was clear and to go on and enjoy his life. But he insisted. He was adamant he was going to do it. And in the end, he was right. It justifies all that angst of four years, night and day, and not sleeping and losing weight and not being able to stop talking about it really.'
LOOSE WOMEN'S AYDA FIELD AND LOOSE MAN ROBBIE WILLIAMS JOIN THE X FACTOR AS NEW JUDGES!
We've got the X Factor - at least our Ayda and popstar husband Robbie have!
The couple were announced as the new X Factor judges alongside Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell.
Ayda said: 'On a professional level I’ve auditioned for years so I know the highs and lows. I know what it takes to help people achieve their dreams. It’s all about the auditionees, it’s an organic process. The fact I get to work with Rob and against him is fantastic!'
Robbie said: 'For nearly 30 years I’ve been touring. I’ve been wanting to branch out and The X Factor felt like the perfect vehicle. Ayda is my rock, she’s looked after me through thick and thin. I’m looking forward to getting started as a judge!'
And the clues were there when our Ayda interviewed Simon Cowell on Loose Women in May 2018 with Robbie acting as her 'assistant' - see the video for evidence.
Simon: 'Rob and myself had a chance to work together many, many years ago but I was dumped. We would have been really good friends.'
Rob: 'It wasn't me you dumped Simon.'
Simon: 'It's uncomfortable.'
Ayda: 'I feel like there could be a part deux...'
Simon: 'I hope so. I'm up for it.'
Robbie: 'I'm in!'
Ayda, who is an actress and presenter, will be competing with Robbie, Simon and Louis to claim the winning spot on this year’s show. It is the first time on The X Factor UK that a husband and wife have been judges.
We can't wait to see what Ayda and Robbie get up to on screen alongside Simon and Louis when The X Factor returns to ITV!
KIMBERLEY WALSH ON CHERYL'S RELATIONSHIP SPLIT: 'IT'S TOUGH BUT SHE'S DOING REALLY WELL'
Girls Aloud singer Kimberley joined us to about her new children’s clothing range, BFF Cheryl's relationship split from Liam Payne and her new cabaret show.
On how Cheryl is doing since her recent split from Liam...
'It’s obviously tough, but she’s doing really well. We’ve both got young boys the same age, so we get together all the time. I was there last week, we had a BBQ. Just seeing the kids playing together, this new phase we’re in in our lives is actually so lovely.
'Cole’s a little obsessed with him [Bear]. I think he thinks he’s the older one, even though there’s only 3 months between. He [Bear] was a baby for a while when Cole was already walking, suddenly they’re on an even keel, but Cole still thinks he needs to baby him. But it’s very cute.'
On the Girls Aloud split...
'It wasn’t even that we got fed up. We’d been together for like 15 years. I wanted a family. It’s a long time and you’re constantly doing that album, tour, album, tour cycle. It felt like we were still at the top, it felt like the right time to leave it for now.'
On returning to the stage...
'I’ve actually been rehearsing this whole week for a one woman show I’m doing, like a cabaret show. It was because I was feeling a little bit nostalgic and feeling I wanted to be back on stage. I missed the West End but didn’t want the full on hours.'
On going into business with her brother Adam...
'It’s a new kidswear range from 3 to 12 [years]. It was inspired from me shopping for my boys. I just felt like it was a little bit boring, what was out there. I just wanted a bit more colour, bit more fun prints. My brother, thankfully for me, designs and manufactures clothing. So I managed to twist his arm.'
Watch the video to see the full chat with Kimberley.
NADIYA HUSSAIN TALKS FISH FINGER LASAGNE, BEING A MUSLIM ROLE MODEL AND RATING HERSELF AS A PARENT
We always love it when Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya joins us for a catch up and there was a plethora of tasty topics up for discussion on her most recent visit.
Not only did Nadiya reveal an obsession with fish fingers - 'I once at 18 in one go!'- but convinced us all that her fish finger lasagne is our new favourite food. Plus, she talked about being a role model for her five-year-old daughter Maryam and explained how she keeps her three stone weight loss off by only eating one meal a day.
Watch the video to see Nadiya talk to Andrea, Chizzy and Gloria about everything from making your partner jealous to scoring your parenting skills every night!