X Factor 1012's Gary Barlow has admitted he's not sure about judging along side Simon Cowell on the series.
The Take That star confessed he wasn't too keen on Simon Cowell coming back onto the show, amid rumours of a rocky relationship between the pair.
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.
“Could I judge alongside Simon Cowell if he came back? Mmm, I don’t know,” Gary told the Daily Mirror this week.
“I have enjoyed this series more than last year but the show feels like it has been going on for a year this time.
“If this is my last year, I’ve had a lot of fun and enjoyed every minute.”
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.”
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.