Robbie Williams and Ayda Field hope to be the 'glam' Richard and Judy

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Are they the next Richard and Judy? (PA Images)
Are they the next Richard and Judy? (PA Images)

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field shocked fans when it was announced they would be the new judges of X Factor and despite receiving mixed feedback for their efforts – Williams says they have a ten year television career plan in mind.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Mirror the former Take That member says that they both intend to stick around on the small screen.

“TV is something I’m going to be doing and we will be doing something together. It’s very exciting. I’ve got at least my next 10 years mapped out,” Williams said.

He also joked that he sees them as a more ‘glamorous’ version of Richard and Judy, who hosted This Morning from 1988 to 2001 and then their own Channel 4 chat show.

Whereas wife Field said she saw them more as the UK’s answer to I Love Lucy and quipped that she is Lucille O’Ball’s character as the ‘sloppy American.’

“The sloppy American who married a foreigner sounds right,” Field joked.

The X Factor judges hug it out. (ITV Pictures)
The X Factor judges hug it out. (ITV Pictures)

Williams will return to his judging duties Saturday evening on X Factor after a three week stint away touring in South America.

Nile Rodgers stepped in as a judge during his absence, which saw Williams Groups category go down to just one act – duo Acacia and Aaliyah.

In the same interview Williams said he was surprised how much he missed judging the show.

“It was quite hard being away because I’m addicted to it. I love it. It’s my favourite thing I’ve done in my career ever. I didn’t think I’d enjoy it but I am. It’s because I’m doing it with Ayda and it’s something fresh,” he said.

While Field defended Rodgers time as a judge.

“Niles was amazing but I’m so happy I’ve got my Rob back.”

X Factor continues on Saturday on ITV at 8pm.


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