X Factor 2011: Gary Barlow says live shows are making him sick!

Liverpool Gary Barlow

It's only the third X Factor live show this weekend, but judge Gary Barlow has admitted that the programme was already draining his energy and making him sick. Saying that managing the acts was "chaos," Gary confessed the show was putting the pressure on him.

"I found the live shows draining. It reminds me to when I was on this show as an artist," he said.

Gary added: "It is chaos and it drains you. It's just a really long weekend, it's a lot of pressure. I feel really sick before I go on."

Meanwhile the Take That star insisted that wasn't trying to become the next Simon Cowell, insisting: "I don't think any of us can compete with Cowell.

"He is the best at what he does. I'm certainly not trying to compete.

"But I'm trying to do my own thing and I'm confident that people will tune in week after week, especially as the contestants get less I think people will get more interested."

The X Factor continues tonight on ITV1.

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