They are high-profile new recruits to the most tweeted-about show on British television.
But Ayda Field has revealed she has banned her husband and fellow X Factor judge Robbie Williams from social media for the duration of the ITV talent hunt – as she fears insults from online Trolls might affect his fragile mental health.
The former Take That star has made no secret of his battles with depression, and Ayda is worried that coping with the scrutiny of becoming a primetime television star for the first time could prove his biggest challenge yet.
X Factor: Ayda Field has revealed she has banned her husband Robbie Williams from social media for the duration of the ITV talent hunt
As the couple made their X Factor debuts last night, Ayda told The Mail on Sunday how her husband has an unhealthy ‘compulsion’ to seek out vicious things that have been written about him, often about his weight and appearance.
The American actress said: ‘I put him on a computer ban but then he falls off the wagon, he goes down the hole and then I have to pick up those pieces.
‘I will definitely ban Rob from social media during the show. He’ll read some nasty comments and then I have to pick him up, dust him off and remind him he’s an incredible human being.