XFactor judges: Louis Walsh blasts "pompous" Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has continued his feud with Gary Barlow, claiming that the Take That star has changed.

In an interview with The Irish Herald this week, Louis claims Gary has become "pompous" since getting involved with the Royal Family for this year's Jubilee celebrations.

"I was always a big fan of Gary's but ever since he met the Royal family, he has become a bit pompous. And he thinks he is a Sir already," Louis said.

"Gary you are not knighted yet. And even then that doesn't make you the Pope--always right."

Speaking backstage at the show on Saturday night, Louis continued: "Obviously I am having my differences with Gary. The problem with Gary is that he thinks that he knows it all and he clearly doesn't.

"He knows the Royal family and he was voted 'Dad of the Year' and he believes it all now. I have my feet very firmly on the ground and for me, it is all about my acts."

Gary and Louis shook hands at the top of the latest live episode, but the pair were quickly back to bickering again, with Louis claiming Gary was deaf.

And Gary hit out at Louis' "non comments" to the contestants, after saying Kye Sones was "missing something."

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: “Gary has made it clear he doesn’t think Louis is as relevant as some of the other judges.

“There is a worry that things could get out of hand. The tension backstage is becoming too much. Cowell is close to Louis and could tell him to sort things out with Gary.”


However things show no signs of getting better between the pair.

In another interview this week, Louis claims that Gary needs to get a “sense of humour”.

The Irish music mogul said: “Gary and I will never be proper friends. Gary has no sense of humour. This show isn’t about singing, it’s about entertainment.”

The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV1.

This weekend will see the remaining eleven finalists singing tracks with a Club Classics theme.

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