X Factor 2011: Gary Barlow puts his acts on a diet!

Gary Barlow 2011

New X Factor judge Gary Barlow is doing everything he can to make his final four boys look the part for this week's live shows, including putting them on a diet! According to the Mirror, Craig Colton has already lost a stone thanks to the Take That star's extreme diet.

Gary even sent his personal nutritionist to the X Factor house to prepare meals and help them axe carbs from their food.

Craig revealed to the newspaper: “I mentioned to Gary that I wanted to lose a bit of weight and his nutritionist came round to see me that day.

“It’s a strict diet, but I am so full of energy now. I have lost a stone in a week... more than a stone since I came back from Gary’s house in LA. It’s pure protein and nutrition with no carbs. I wasn’t a big eater before but I ate at the wrong times.”

And Marcus Collins added “Gary has given us a healthy eating plan and told ushow to look after ourselves. It’s smooth­ies for breakfast and slow-releasing energy... snacking on almonds and things instead of sweets. He also advised us to work out and to get a lot of sleep.”

But cheeky Frankie Cocozza wasn’t having any of it, adding: “It’s not happening. Gary knows I like dirty junk stuff."

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