X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow gets his own ITV1 special

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Gary Barlow has managed to scoop his own music special over the holiday period.

Gary will join a line up of stars including Girls Aloud, the Spice Girls and Michael Buble who will each have their own primetime shows over the next month.

The Take That star will have his own special on New Year’s Day in primetime, although it's not yet clear whether or not it'll air on ITV1 or ITV2.

The show will be footage of Gary Barlow's upcoming solo tour date in Manchester at the O2 Apollo.

It's expected that stars including comic Peter Kay, Take That's Mark Owen, former X Factor runners up JLS and Nicole Scherzinger will also be involved in the special, which will feature backstage scenes as well as performances from the stage.

A show source told the Daily Star Sunday this morning: “Gary has got more fans than ever because of X Factor so ITV know millions will want to watch this.

“He’s also pulled strings to get loads of big names to join him.

"Getting a slot on New Year’s Day means ITV have a lot of confidence in him.”

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