Robbie Williams says X Factor judges were lazy

Robbie Williams claims last year's 'X Factor' judges were lazy when it came to mentoring their acts and thinks his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow will do well this year because he is putting the effort in

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This article is from 2011.

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Robbie Williams claims last year's 'X Factor' judges were lazy when it came to mentoring their acts.

The 'Angels' singer joined his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow in Los Angeles to help him at the judges' houses stage of the pop star competition and thinks he gives a lot more attention to his acts than his predecessors Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole.

Speaking about Gary - who is on the new judging panel alongside Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh - Robbie said: "Gary is going to be full-on as a mentor. He's going to be closer than anyone has been in the past. I think that is what's needed.

"Previously judges maybe gave the acts half an hour if they were lucky. The ones that are going to need help, need a guiding arm put around them."

Gary - who is mentoring the boys - says the hopefuls will have to work hard for their success, but he will be available to them whenever they want.

He said: "You are going to see, for the first time, real mentoring going on, with time being put into these kids, and we are going to see a better quality of act because of it. They are going to get a shock these boys, because this is my first year on the show, so I want to look good, and for people to go, 'Wow.'

"I have a weekly schedule for the boys. And the good thing is pretty much when we get home from Los Angeles I have nothing in my diary other than this show."

This article is from 2011.

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