X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow won't be back next year!

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow will quit The X Factor UK after the current series, it's been claimed.

The Take That star has apparently agreed with ITV bosses that he'll be leaving the show after two series.

And the Daily Mirror reports that X Factor boss Simon Cowell is keen to return for what has been tipped to be the final series.

Next summer's show will be the tenth run, and the final in the current contract between ITV and Simon's Syco company.

It's claimed that Gary feels his "integrity has been compromised" on the show this year, having lost three of his four acts already.

A source told the newspaper: “It’s time for a shake-up. While Gary has never committed to another series, he was willing to listen to offers if this one went well.

“However, he was given the least desirable category – the Overs – and three of his four acts have already been eliminated."

The supposed insider continued to blab to the tabloid this week: "He feels his integrity has been compromised and the show has lost its credibility.

“By mutual consent, he will not be returning next year.”

It's claimed that Simon could be back, dashing between the US and UK shows every week.

But a spokesperson commented: "We are currently focused on this series. No one is even thinking or talking about next year and who may or may not be on the panel.”

The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a Best Of British theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from One Direction and Little Mix, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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