What will Robbie Williams be like as an X Factor judge?

Robbie Williams with the rest of the X Factor judges Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/PA Images

A new adventure for singer Robbie Williams from Stoke-on-Trent as he's announced as one of the judges to join Simon Cowell on ITV talent show The X Factor.

He'll be accompanied by his wife, Ayda, and Louis Tomlinson.

The three new judges appeared at a press conference in London where they were officially revealed.

Global superstar and ex Take That member Robbie has sold more than 75 million albums over his career and won 18 BRIT Awards - more than any other artist in history.

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Now a married man, Robbie, 44, met Field in 2006 and they married three years later. A father-of-two, Robbie is no stranger to responsibility.

He's also part of the line up for charity campaign Soccer Aid.

But - when performing at the opening of the World Cup in Russia, he did make a rude gesture at the cameras- raising his middle finger, proving he hasn't lost his bad boy image entirely.

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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!

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