The X Factor 2018 is up and running, and viewers have had a first look at Simon Cowell’s rebooted judging panel in action.
Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field joined Simon for the first show on Saturday night, and while Robbie had an early chance to strut his stuff when one of the acts decided to sing one of his songs, all three judges had their moment.
But what did viewers think of the new line-up? Check out some of the best responses below. The X Factor continues this Sunday at 8pm on ITV.
If The X Factor wanted to lure in a younger generation, it could only go in One Direction. Louis Tomlinson is a reminder of the show’s biggest success story, and fans were cheering his debut judging appearance from the off.
On behalf of all of the UK I’d like to request for Louis Tomlinson to take the role of all 4 judges on #XFactor
We all know Louis Tomlinson deserves more recognition and respect for his work and who he is, everyone is literally falling in love with him at the #XFactor and it’s what he deserves pic.twitter.com/4vHDaZKac7
“One episode in and we’ve already hit peak Robbie: Angels is his best-loved hit and the ‘unexpected’ duet has now happened,” RadioTimes.com reviewer Paul Jones wrote after the opening episode, and he’s not wrong. Where does the show go next?
Maybe it doesn’t matter – at least his not-so-impromptu performance had the nation singing from the same hymn sheet.
I can literally hear at least 5 of my neighbours singing "Angels" #XFactor