Gary Barlow wants X Factor twitter ban

Gary Barlow wants 'X Factor' contestants to be banned from twitter because he thinks they concentrate too much on the negative comments they receive rather than the show

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Gary Barlow wants 'X Factor' contestants to be banned from twitter.

The Take That frontman - who is mentoring the Over 28s in this year's series - wants the hopefuls' mobile phones taken away from them during the live segment of the show so they can't access the micro-blogging site as he thinks they focus too much on the negative comments made about them.

He said: "Last year's contestants spent too much time on Twitter when they should have been spending the time working on their songs and performances.

"They'd look at 100 comments and 99 would be positive but all they would think about was the one that was negative. It's not good for them," Barlow said.

"If they didn't see Twitter, it would be much better for them. If I have my way, I'll take their phones off them as soon as they go into the contestants' house."

Gary - who is joined on the judging panel by Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger - says he would prefer for the contestants to put all their energies into trying to win the talent show rather than what is being said about them.

He said: "'The X Factor' is hard work. They need to put all their energies into their performances, rather than worrying about who has said what about them on twitter."

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

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