Gary Barlow for The Voice?
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 June 2012
This article is from 2012.
'The Voice' bosses are reportedly hoping to steal Gary Barlow away from 'The X Factor' after being impressed by his rganisation of the Diamond Jubilee concert on Monday (05.06.12)
'The Voice' bosses want to steal Gary Barlow away from 'The X Factor'.
Executives at the BBC were so impressed with the Take That singer's organisation of the Diamond Jubilee concert on Monday (05.06.12) that they are putting together a sensational bid to lure him to their singing show.
An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Gary's proven to be a ratings winner for the BBC. We would love to do more TV with him and he has completely free range with us in terms of projects and is not ordered around by someone like Simon Cowell.
"His label Universal works with 'The Voice' and they see him as someone who could turn the show around. He might be doing 'The X Factor' now but we'll be talking to him and a dream option would be to have him signed by the end of the year."
It is believed that 'X Factor' boss Simon Cowell is not a huge fan of Gary, having labelled him "wooden" in his biography and this year could be his last on the show.
An 'X Factor' insider said: "Simon is not a big fan. He has told some friends he things this will be Gary's last year on the panel. If this is the case, Gary would be free to work where he wants in 2013."