X Factor 2011: Gary Barlow praises "brilliant" Tulisa and her groups!

Gary Barlow 2011

X Factor judge Gary Barlow only has nice things to say about Tulisa and her groups in this week's heat magazine. The Take That confesses that the N-Dubz singer has been "brilliant" on the show, and he is hoping that The Risk and Little Mix make it to the final of the competition.

He explained: "Tulisa is brilliant.

"To come onto the panel as a complete beginner and put those groups together like she did, shows a real eye for talent."

And speaking of Tulisa's two remaining acts, Gary added: "I hope one of her groups gets through to the final few. They’re very lucky to have her – she spends a lot of time and energy on them."

Meanwhile Gary also admitted that rows between the panel - especially Tulisa and Kelly - were very much real.

"'Everyone is fiercely protective [of their acts], so it gets quite heated. It’s real. I don’t get involved in any backstage gossip," he explained.

The hunky man band star added: "There’s nothing staged on the judges’ panel exchanges. It’s always real."

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