X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow to film judges' houses in Britain with Robbie Williams

Gary Barlow (The X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow will stay in Britain for The X Factor 2012 judges' houses, it has been revealed.

Gary had been set to fly the acts in his category out to Spain to choose which few to take through to the final, but will not stay in the UK.

The Sun reports that Gary wants to stay close to comfort wife Dawn wife Dawn after their daughter was stillborn twelve days ago.

“The Majorca plan has been ditched. Gary is in no fit state to be out of the country. Everyone is completely behind whatever he wants to do," a source told the tabloid this morning.

They explained: "He has said that he will stick to the planned September 10 and 11 dates but now we are looking for a suitable venue near London.”

The newspaper reports that once again Gary's Take That bandmate Robbie Williams will join him to help whittle down the wannabes.

US rapper Ne-Yo will meanwhile join Nicole in the Dubai, while Tinie Tempah is expected to join Tulisa in St Lucia.

The X Factor UK begins this Saturday night on ITV1.

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