X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow threatens to quit!

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow has reportedly threatened to quit The X Factor 2012 UK, following the weekend's elimination drama.

The first live results at the weekend saw Gary's Carolynne Poole and Nicole's Rylan Clark in the bottom two, with Louis deciding to send the result to deadlock, after first opting to save Carolynne.

It meant that Carolynne left the show, and saw Gary storming off the panel.

According to the The Sun, Gary has warned he'll quit the series if there's any more deadlock drama.

“Gary is fiercely proud of his reputation and signed up for the show because he wanted to nurture genuine talent. The reason he wanted to be on it was to put a stop to these tricks and to stop insulting the artists and viewers," an insider told the tabloid this morning.

They explained: “The pantomime some of his fellow judges bring to the show drives him insane and he believes it undermines the credibility of the whole show. Sunday’s antics infuriated him. He was livid.

“He called a dinner for last night and issued an ultimatum — if this ever happens again he is off. No questions asked.

“Gary is demanding that genuine talent should always be recognised ahead of pantomime acts like Rylan who might pull in a few more phone votes for the novelty factor.”

It was reported this morning that Gary was "refusing" to talk to Louis Walsh over Sunday's results show, which has seen more than 2,000 complaints to telly watchdog Ofcom.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “He [Gary] is very frustrated which is not a good sign so early on in the series.

"Gary is blanking Louis and has also ignored a number of phone calls from production staff.”

The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with performances from Taylor Swift and Rebecca Ferguson.

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