Ayda Field: X Factor judge reveals she was left 'powerless' amid secret family

X Factor 2018 panelist Ayda Field, 39, presented an award to Ella Chadwick, 11, at the award ceremony which aired on ITV earlier this week.

As she presented the young girl with the Child of Courage gong, the talent show judge revealed she felt “vulnerable and powerless” after admitting her son Charlie, full name Charlton Valentine Williams, four, also suffered with health woes.

The actress admitted the couple’s young son fell ill when asked about the inspirational Ella Chadwick’s story.

She said: “My son’s had health problems. Nothing as serious as Ella’s, but when your child is ill you feel so vulnerable, so powerless.

“Nothing else in the world matters until they’re well again. So I really felt all Ella’s mum’s worry and pain.”

Ayda and fellow X Factor judge and husband, Robbie Williams are parents to three children, Theodora “Teddy” Rose Williams, Charlton “Charlie” Valentine Williams and one-month old Collette “Coco” Josephine Williams.

During the emotional ceremony, a clip showed Ella’s surprise at being presented with the award by sportsman David Beckham.

Ella was born with a rare-kidney disease and spent six years on dialysis before undergoing two kidney transplants.

Their appearance comes after Ayda and Robbie were announced as part of a new judging panel for X Factor earlier this year.

They have proved to be immensely popular since the show’s 2018 start along with fellow newbie and ex-One Directioner Louis Tomlinson.

Former Take That singer Robbie mentors the groups in the ITV show while US actress Ayda, 39, looks after the girls.

The Loose Women star has sadly lost two acts in the popular competition, as Trinidadian singer Olatunji Yearwood was evicted in the first week, followed by American crooner Janice Robinson in the second live show.

During last week’s episode, the ITV show was hit by an audio blunder.

During Danny Tetley’s performance, he sang Queen’s Who Wants To Live Forever but due to the error his voice sounded robotic.

A message displayed on the screen read: “We are sorry for the temporary interference with the sound.”

ITV also took to its official Twitter account to apologise for the blunder.

Their tweet read: “We are sorry for the temporary interference in sound.”

This was not the only issue to rock the popular singing competition after it was announced by the X Factor host Dermot O’Leary, mentor and judge Robbie will be missing the show for several weeks.

He missed Sunday’s results show as he had to attend a concert in South America.

The singer was instead replaced by Chic legend, Nile Rodgers.

The X Factor 2018 continues tonight at 8.30pm on ITV.