X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow claims Simon Cowell has been editing him out of the show!

Gary Barlow (The X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Gary Barlow has suggested that Simon Cowell has been editing him out of the show.

Following reports that the pair are no longer talking, Gary claimed that his air time had been cut.

He suggested that Simon, who approves the edit of the show, had ordered producers to cut him out of the recent auditions.

The Take That singer said: “I think I should be featured a lot more. But what can I do? I don’t have control.

"Simon is executive producer so he makes changes to the edits and things.”

Discussing his relationship with Simon Cowell yesterday, Gary revealed: “We get messages every couple of weeks. He gets the show sent to him.

"He approves the shows, but I think they are probably quite busy over there at the moment.”

He added: “I don’t get advice. We get feedback on the show.”

It was reported earlier this year Simon wasn't happy with ITV's decision to rehire Gary, claiming that the singer was "stiff" and "boring" on the show last year.

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with guest performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

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