X Factor 2011: Frankie Cocozza denies he knew Gary Barlow before the show

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Frankie Cocozza has denied he's met Gary Barlow before, following reports that the cheeky X Factor singer is friends with the Take Take star's band mate Jason Orange. The pair even attended his aunt's wedding together two years ago, but Frankie insists the connection has nothing to do with the show.

Frankie said: "My auntie knows Jason Orange, but I had never met Gary before."

But it seems like Frankie is making up for it, revealing that Gary has been a very hands on mentor with him and the other boys. "He texts us every day and has been down to the house loads," Frankie explained. "He's just like a mate."

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