PICTURES! See The X Factor 2018 judges in glam photoshoot

The X Factor 2018 begins this Saturday night and here's your first look at the new panel.

Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Louis Tomlinson join show creator Simon Cowell as judges for The X Factor series 15.

And they've got together for a glam new photoshoot to promote the series.

Robbie is a global superstar who has won 18 BRIT Awards - more than any other artist in history – and has sold more than 75 million records during his solo career.

He's joined by Ayda the actress, presenter and wife to Robbie for eight years - who will be competing with her husband to be the winning judge on this year’s show.

Louis is the first judge to have also been a contestant on the show. As a member of One Direction he has sold more than 150 million records worldwide and achieved more than 100 global No.1s.

Meanwhile, Dermot O’Leary returns as host of The X Factor for his eleventh year. As ever he will be on hand to offer contestants words of advice and his coveted hugs.

Alongside the four main judges, Sharon Osbourne will return to the judging panel for the live shows.


This series will see the return of the arena auditions at The SSE Arena, Wembley, in front of the judges and a 4,000 strong audience.

Should they get more than three ‘yeses’ they will go through to the judge’s deliberation, where the judges will decide who gets to fight for a seat in the Six Chair Challenge.

Those that make it through that brutal stage will head off to judges' houses.

From there, contestants are whittled down for the chance to be on the live shows.

As always, up for grabs for the winner is a life changing record deal.

Rak-Su’s 2017 winner’s duet Dimelo, with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, debuted at No.2 in the Official Charts. During the week of release, the four-piece had five songs in the Top Ten on iTunes simultaneously, including the No.1 spot.


The group was also the first ever X Factor act to have had three No.1 singles on iTunes while being on the show, including original tracks Mona Lisa and I’m Feeling You. Rak-Su released collaboration track Pyro Ting (feat. Banx and Ranx) in June 2018, they toured the UK with Little Mix on their stadium summer tour.

The X Factor returns Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September at 8PM on ITV.