The official judging panel for this year's X Factor has been revealed 2 years ago

The official judging panel for this year's X Factor has been revealed

There's some very familiar faces.

Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field are said to be joining Simon Cowell on the X Factor judging panel this year.

The trio had been heavily rumoured to be joining the panel for weeks, but new reports suggest things are now official.

According to The Sunthe panel will be unveiled in a press conference in London on Tuesday, July 17.

The publication reports that former judge Sharon Osbourne will make a return to the series for the live shows, as Robbie has touring commitments.

He will be missing a number of the live performances due to previously booked tour dates in South America.

The news comes as longtime judge, Louis Walsh, announced he was leaving the panel for the long-running talent competition.

He announced his exit from the ITV talent show early last month, after 13 years on the panel.

The Irishman first appeared in the first series in 2004 and confirmed in a statement that he was "ready to leave."

Louis said:

“I’ve had a fantastic 13 years on The X Factor but the show needs a change and I’m ready to leave.