Gary Barlow Hints At X Factor Exit

He was billed as part of the ‘next generation’ of X Factor judges, but after just one series Gary Barlow may already be thinking about moving on from the show.

During a press conference ahead of this weekend’s big final, the Take That front man hinted at his possible departure, saying he can’t wait for the current series to be over. “I’m really looking forward to the weekend but I’m really looking forward to Monday morning as wellâ€?. Commenting on the scrutiny that comes with being a judge, he also said: “It doesn’t end on a Sunday night, it follows you around all week long.â€?

This year’s X Factor has had a mixed response, with the judges coming in for the most criticism for their constant sniping and competitive arguments, seeming to focus more on each other than they have on the mentoring of their contestants.

There has been no word from ITV on whether Gary, Tulisa or indeed Kelly are in talks to return. Like it or not you can guarantee that Louis ‘luck of the Irish’ Walsh will be there.