X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow 'has no plans to quit the show'

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow's rep has denied that he is planning to quit The X Factor UK.

It was claimed this morning that the Take That star had 'agreed' to leave the show after the current series finishes in December.

The Daily Mirror reported 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 was claimed that Gary felt 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.”

However a spokesperson for Gary this afternoon insisted: "Gary has no plans to quit The X Factor."

That's the end we'll hear of that then, we're sure.


[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor[/cat] 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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