Gary Barlow enjoying X Factor more this year

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 October 2013
Gary Barlow at The X Factor auditions

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow admits Sharon Osbourne's return to 'The X Factor' has had a "positive" impact on the show and he is enjoying it more now she is a judge

Gary Barlow enjoys 'The X Factor' more now Sharon Osbourne is a judge.

The 'Talk' host returned to the judging panel of the show this series, replacing Tulisa Contostavlos, and the Take That frontman says she has had a "positive" impact on the panel - which also includes Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger - and he is having a lot more fun this year.

He said: "These things can be difficult because you've got four people doing a job on a panel and you bring someone new in and it transforms the whole vibe of the show. But she has had a positive effect on everybody and I think for the first time ever, I'm really looking forward to the live shows because it's going to be a hoot.

"It will probably be competitive, but in a nicer way than it's been before. I'm looking forward to it."

Gary is mentoring the Groups this year and is determined one of his acts will take the crown - but Sharon is equally convinced she has the winning act in her Overs category.

Gary added to OK! magazine: "I want to win! I would really love to win. I've had a couple of finalists, but not a winner. But there is a long way to go yet. Sharon thinks she's got the winner. She really, really does believe it."

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