X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow set to film judges' houses in UK stately home

Gary Barlow

X Factor 2012 judge Gary Barlow is set to film his judges' houses section in a British stately home.

The Take That star is set to remain in the UK to be close to his wife and kids, following the death of newborn daughter Poppy two weeks ago.

The Sun reports that properties in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire have been short listed, including Cornbury Park, Cornwell Manor and Boughton House.

“Gary understandably doesn’t want to be too far from his family after their ordeal," a source told the newspaper today. “So we’re making sure we give the wannabes a treat here in the UK.”

Robbie Williams is rumoured to be joining Gary again to help him whittle down the acts in his category.

Nicole Scherzinger finished filming her judges' houses stint earlier this week in Dubai with US rapper Ne-Yo.

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This year twelve acts will make it through to the final live shows, which are due to start in October.

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The X Factor continues next Saturday night on ITV1. The judges' houses section will air next month.

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