Robbie Williams QUITS social media after backlash from trolls over X Factor

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Posted on Oct 9 2018 - 5:30am by admin

Robbie Williams has broken his silence on the birth of daughter CocoRobbie Williams has quit social media after receiving X Factor backlash  [John Phillips/Getty Images]

Robbie Williams has revealed how he’s quit social media after fearing backlash over his opinions on this year’s X Factor.

The former Take That star has joined the judging panel alongside wife Ayda Field, who he recently welcomed his third child with via a surrogate.

Speaking about his decision to step away from his accounts, Robbie, 44, said: “I’ve had to take myself off social media – ­reading Twitter and stuff.

X Factor judges categories CONFIRMED as audition rounds come to an endRobbie is on the X Factor judging panel with wife Ayda  [Getty]

“The love is massive but the hate can make you feel like the world is crashing in.

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“If there’s more than half the country that hate me, that’s 50million people.

“That’s a lot of people and that can feed into your psyche and make you feel bad.”

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field baby: The X Factor judges announce daughter's arrival via surrogateRobbie Williams and Ayda Field baby: The X Factor judges announce daughter’s arrival via surrogate [Ayda Field/Instagram]

He added: “You can intellectualise it and intellectually you can understand it but try telling your feelings! Of course it hurts.

“That being said, I am loving the gig and I think we’re doing a great job.”

It comes after Robbie opened up on becoming a father of three after the arrival of daughter Coco. Robbie and wife Ayda shocked fans by revealing they had welcomed another child into the world after a “difficult” journey into having a third baby.

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field baby: The X Factor judges are now parents to three childrenRobbie Williams and Ayda Field baby: The X Factor judges are now parents to three children [Getty]

Speaking to Mirror Online, Robbie said of his new bundle of joy: “Coco Josephine Williams, she’s the most chilled baby that we’ve ever had out of all three of them and it’s interesting, the progression being a parent, from the first child where, when they go to sleep, if you hear something two miles away you wanna send somebody two miles away to tell them to s**t up.

“Then on the third one, you know, the kids are fighting, the TV’s on and baby stays asleep and I think because we’re more chilled, she’s more chilled.”

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