Gary Barlow axes judges' houses trip

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 August 2012
Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow has axed his trip to Mallorca for 'X Factor' judges' houses and will instead film that part of the competition in the UK

Gary Barlow has axed his trip to Mallorca for 'X Factor' judges' houses.

The Take That singer was due to take his hopefuls to the Spanish holiday island but after the tragic recent stillborn delivery of his daughter Poppy, he has decided to stay in the UK to be with his wife Dawn.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "The Mallorca plan has been ditched. Gary is in no fit state to be out of the country. Everyone is completely behind whatever he wants to do.

"He has said that he will stick to the planned September 10 and 11 dates but now we are looking for a suitable venue near London."

He has also pulled out of the press launch in London today (16.08.12).

Last year, Gary took his contestants to Los Angeles but this year he wanted to stay in Europe as his wife was due to give birth around the time of judges' houses.

Robbie Williams is once again lined up to help Gary choose his final contestants.

Meanwhile, Tinie Tempah is in talks to become Tulisa Contostavlos' sidekick in the competition, even though Nicole Scherzinger wanted him to help her in Dubai.

Instead she will work with US rapper Ne-Yo.

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

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