X Factor 2013 judge Gary Barlow was blasted claims that he is set to quit the show.
It was reported last week that this could be Gary's last series, having told producers not to expect him back next year due to commitments with his bandmates.
“Gary’s a decent bloke and figured it was best to lay his cards on the table as early as possible. He wants to get back to what he does best, recording a new Take That album and touring with his bandmates," a source told The Sun newspaper. “It looks like there’s no room for X Factor so this is likely to be his last year.
“The producers always feared his day job would get in the way, and they’re delighted they’ve had him for three years."
But speaking to us on the red carpet at this week's XFactor auditions in Wembley, Gary quipped: "I don't know who starts these rumours! Probably me to be honest, probably me!"
He added: "It's far too early to think about next year, it's all about this year. I'm happy to be back here."
A spokesperson for Gary commented on the reports previously: "Gary has always managed his role on The X Factor with his music in previous years. He hasn't made any decisions on next year."
Watch Gary on the red carpet below...