X Factor 2012: Rylan Clark reckons he "owned" Gary Barlow

Rylan Clark (X Factor 2012)

X Factor wannabe Rylan Clark reckons he owned Gary Barlow at the weekend.

The Essex performer split the judges with his performance of a Duan Duan mashup, but it was his banter with Gary after the singing that got most people talking.

Discussing his previous job as a singer in a Take That tribute band, Rylan quipped: "I obviously wasn't Gary, I'm too skinny!"

Speaking after the live show, Rylan laughed: "He shouldn’t dish it out if he can’t take it back! I love a bit of Barlow banter.

"I’d been dying to get my own back after that taxi comment he made a few weeks ago. Attack is the best form of flattery so he must be well into me."

Rylan revealed that there were no bad feelings between the pair, explaining: "He found me after the show and we hugged it out.

"Gazza has got a brilliant sense of humour and I really like him. He’s blates taking me on tour with him next year. Mark my words, it’ll happen!"

And as well as touring with him, Rylan also has plans to give the Manchester singer a Rylan make over.

He said: "I’d still love to style him. I love his swishy suits but they’d benefit from some spikes or sparkles."

Rylan added: "I was thinking of sneaking into his dressing room and Rylanising his wardrobe. Do you think he’d mind?"


The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday on ITV1 and ITV1HD, with the final five acts sing two tracks each with Abba and Motown themes.

Sunday's results show will see one more act get the axe, and there will be performances from Rhianna, Tulisa and Bruno Mars.

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