X Factor 2011: Gary Barlow blasts 'diva' contestants!

Gary Barlow 2011

Gary Barlow has lashed out at the X Factor contestants, saying some have become too big for their boots. While the Take That star didn't name any names, he complained that the hopefuls had become "obsessed" with seeing themselves in the press.

We'd love to know which of the final 11 Gary is talking about, although we reckon we could guess pretty easily...

The Take That star, who is mentoring the boys, moaned: "The trouble with the artists this year is they are all obsessed with twitter and headlines.

"It’s easy to get access to what is being written about you and it is corrosive. We are constantly reminding them that they are in a competition here. It is Saturday night, not Monday or Tuesday."

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He added: "You have to go on there and do it.

"It feel like they are all getting a bit above themselves."

There have been more than a few reports from backstage about contestants throwing their weight around, from Misha B to Craig Colton, but all the acts have denied they've done anything wrong.

Hitting back at the reports, Craig said earlier this week: "Can you just know, I have never ever been rude to any X Factor staff before.

“I’m the easiest contestant when it comes to the show… It’s all lies.”

While Misha insisted: “I’ve always wanted to say thank you [to the stylists], I have to give props to them because without them it wouldn’t have been possible… we work together as a team and come up with ideas"

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