X Factor 2013: Gary Barlow teases return to the panel

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2013)

Gary Barlow has teased his return to The X Factor 2013 judging panel, although refused to confirm if he would actually be back!

The Take That star is widely expected to return to the show for a third series in the summer, but nothing's official just yet.

Host Dermot O'Leary - who will definitely be back - told us this month: “I’ve signed but I don’t know who else is doing it. Two years ago it was just me and Louis for three months and I was getting worried!”

Coy Gary teased this week: “No, no news yet. Who knows… who knows what’s going to happen?

“Of course I know, but I’m not going to tell you though.”

It was previously reported that Gary was refusing to sign a new contract until the changes to this year's show were confirmed.

“Gary has made it clear that he will not be on the show unless the problems from last year are corrected and something fabulous is offered for the viewers,” a source told the Daily Mirror last month.

The supposed insider continued: “He knows the risks, The X Factor could easily struggle against the competition if things aren’t done right this time around.

“He knows what he wants to see so he will fly back from Los Angeles at the end of the week for a presentation.”

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But if Gary doesn't return, Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding has said today she'll jump right in and replace him!

Auditions for The X Factor 2013 continue this weekend in Manchester.

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