Marcus Collins says Gary Barlow will be back on The X Factor!

Gary Barlow

X Factor runner up Marcus Collins has seemingly confirmed that Gary Barlow will be back on the show this year, describing the Take That star as a "fountain of all knowledge".

Marcus has been working with Gary, who mentored him on the show last year, on his debut self-titled album, out on Monday.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Marcus said: "The first day in the studio was a bit intimidating.

"There were plaques all around the room from such artists as Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Cher... which made me wonder: 'Am I out of my depth?"

He continued: "The studio was also where Take That recorded their first album – I was two when they had their first hit.

"Gary is the fountain of all knowledge when it comes to stories of the music industry. We’re always having a laugh.

"He winds me up by getting me to sing when the mic is off so I get him back by pretending to pour cups of tea on him."

Marcus, who releases his debut single Seven Nation Army this week, added: "Gary is a great role model, family man and amazing musician – and I think he’ll do X Factor again."

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