X Factor UK judges: Gary Barlow hasn't quit... yet!

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X Factor judge Gary Barlow has insisted he's not quit the show... yet.

Following the weekend's final, it was claimed that Gary had already decided to leave the show's panel next year.

Gary however has said he's made no decision on a comeback yet, although did very much hint he probably wouldn't be returning for a third series.

Of course, this all assumes that producers will want Gary back. Certainly if Simon Cowell gets his way, the Take That star will be out of the show.

"I’ve not made any decisions," Gary said I don’t know whether I’ll be doing it or not. What I do know is that I am first and foremost a musician. That’s what drives me. Doing The X Factor this time actually made me think: 'I need to be out there singing'".

Hinting that he won't be back, Gary added: "Next year we want to do a new album and the following year a tour – with Robbie of course."

Meanwhile, Gary revealed that being on The X Factor has given him a thicker skin, saying nicknames like Gary Borelow don't bother him.

"Do I care? Honest answer. I don’t. People can say what they like and it washes over me," he explained. "A few years ago something like that would have killed me. But now I couldn’t care less.

"I don’t go on Twitter, I don’t read negative stuff in the media, I ignore everything and just get on with my life.

"I think of it as the power to remain ignorant. It’s just gossip, stirring, kids’ stuff, sticks and stones, that sort of thing… more fool you if you let it bother you."

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