X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow doubts future on the show

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Gary Barlow has admitted he doubts his future on the show.

The Take That star has been on the series two years now, despite a reportedly rocky relationship with boss Simon Cowell.

It was claimed earlier this year that Simon was annoyed when ITV went over his head to sign up Gary for a second series, with Simon keen to replace him.

Now it seems that Gary is unlikely to be back again next summer, admitting that the show has taken up a huge amount of his time.

Of course, organising his own solo tour in the middle of the live shows isn't going to have helped.

Gary, who performed at the Olympic opening ceremony earlier this year with Take That, revealed: "At this point it feels like we’ve been doing it nearly all year.

"I mean it’s such a long show, even entertaining the idea, it’s just not the right time."

Gary admitted he's loved this series even more than last year, despite the hectic schedule and the extra pressure added by falling ratings.

However he confessed that talks were needed about continuing next summer with what will be the tenth series.

He explained: "We sit down in January and have a talk about what we got right, what we got wrong and where the future is but I have loved it, I’ve enjoyed it more than last year definitely."

Even if Gary does ditch the show, he admitted that he won't ever end his connection with the acts, including Rylan Clark!

The 'Shame' singer confessed that he'd be up for singing alongside Rylan some time, along we reckon we can rule out a Gary and Rylan entry into next year's Eurovision.

"At the beginning I meant it but I did warm to him by the end though he was a lovely bloke," Gary said of Rylan.

Do you want to see Gary Barlow back next year? Who would you replace him with if he leaves? Leave your comments below!

The X Factor 2012 continues this weekend on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the final four acts singing songs that they hope will get them into the final.

On Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe and there will be performances from Pink and Tulisa.

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