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26 September 2018, 13:24 | Updated: 29 September 2018, 20:46
Ayda Williams (formerly Field) was a surprise addition to this year's X Factor judging lineup, and she's likely to become the next big star of the ITV talent show.
But what is she famous for and how did she meet her husband and fellow judge Robbie Williams?
Here are all the big facts about the actress and TV personality:
Ayda Williams is an American actress and TV star.
She first became known on the US soap Days of Our Lives, and was later a regular star on comedy shows including Blue Collar TV, Eve and as Jeannie Whatley on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip opposite Matthew Perry.
In 2016, she made her UK TV debut on the sitcom Fresh Meat, and later joined Loose Women as a guest panellist.
She joined the judging panel of The X Factor in 2018, alongside her husband Robbie Williams, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell.
Ayda and Robbie began dating in May 2006, and have lived together since 2009.
The couple confirmed that they had become engaged over Christmas in 2009. They got married at his home in Mulholland Estates, Beverly Hills on August 7, 2010.
In March 2012, Robbie and Ayda announced that they were expecting their first child together: a girl. On September 18, 2012, Theodora Rose 'Teddy' Williams was born.
They then had a son, Charlton Valentine Williams, on October 27, 2014.
On September 7, 2018, Ayda announced that she and Robbie had welcomed their surprise third child, a daughter named Colette 'Coco' Josephine, via a surrogate mother.
Ayda Field was born on May 17, 1979. She celebrated her 39th birthday in 2018.
She was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Turkish father, and an American mother, the movie producer Gwen Field.
By the end of 2017, Ayda Field's net worth was estimated at being $35.5m (£26.4m).