X Factor's Gary Barlow has five people to do his hair, makeup and styling!

Gary Barlow 2011

Cheeky X Factor judge Louis Walsh has revealed that it's not Kelly Rowland or Tulisa who take hours to prepare for the live shows, but rather Gary Barlow! Speaking to the official website, Louis revealed that it took up to five people to do Gary’s hair, make-up and styling!

And Louis also hit out at Gary for criticising the style of some of the contestants, in particular Johnny Robinson.

Louis laughed: "Gary slagging of anyone’s style is a joke. Err, hello? Have you seen his early Take That videos. Cycling shorts and chainmail vests? I rest my case. The outfits were atrocious; he was nearly naked in some of ‘em!"

But despite the jibes, Louis insisted he and Gary were best pals, even if the Take That star had been critical about his attitude towards mentoring his acts.

"Listen, I love Gary and have upmost respect for him," Louis explained. "I’m a mentor and my role is to guide my acts. The only reason Gary does extra stuff like taking his contestants running is because he needs to watch his weight. Ha, only joking!"

Meanwhile Gary himself admitted he was "hard work" backstage. "I'm hard work but it's because I'm so driven," he explained.

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