Gary Barlow 'the new X Factor boss'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 June 2011
Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow thinks it's time Simon Cowell ''moved over'' from the 'X Factor' boss position to make way for the show's new judges

Gary Barlow thinks it's time Simon Cowell "moved over" from the 'X Factor' boss position.

The Take That singer - who is joined on the new judging panel for the ITV1 show by Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland - explained he hasn't been seeking advice from the 51-year-old music mogul, who quit the series earlier this year to concentrate on the Stateside launch.

He said: "I haven't spoken to Simon and I haven't taken any advice from him. I will do things my own way. It's time for a new generation. Anyway, Simon's had so many years, it's time he moved over!"

However, the 40-year-old star admitted he was more terrified about stepping out in front of the 'X Factor' audience than performing in front of a crowd of thousands with Take That.

Gary added to the Daily Star newspaper: "It really is more nerve-racking than stepping out on stage with Take That. I was nervous when I woke up on the first morning, which is strange when we've been entertaining 50,000 a night over the past four nights."

Meanwhile, fellow judge Louis Walsh admitted Gary is "the boss" now Simon has left the show.

He said: "Gary is going to be sitting in Simon's chair. He's the boss now. It's all about the new judges."

Gary Barlow

Solo from Take That's songwriter-singer, promoting his new album, the cheesily titled Since I Saw You Last.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Sun 17 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01993 810530

With Rumer and Ferris & Sylvester.

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 1 Jun

£38.50–£174.95 / 0844 576 3000

Sat 2 Jun

£38.50–£174.95 / 0844 576 3000

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 31 May

£40.15–£176.60 / 01702 351135

Also at:

…and at 1 other place

Post a comment