Gary Barlow: Nick Grimshaw could find it hard to juggle X Factor job

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 May 2015
Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw

Take That star Gary Barlow thinks rumoured 'X Factor' judge Nick Grimshaw may find it hard to juggle the 'X Factor' job with his breakfast radio presenter role

Gary Barlow thinks Nick Grimshaw may find it hard to juggle the 'X Factor' job.

The BBC Radio 1 DJ is rumoured to be taking a place on the ITV show's judging panel but the Take That star - who sat on the panel for two years between 2011 and 2013 - has expressed reservations that Nick will be able to commit to the talent competition and his role as presenter for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Gary told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'll tell you what. It's a lot of work, it's half the year gone, that's without any other job so he needs to weigh that one up.

"He's a character, that's the point."

Meanwhile, Louis Walsh - who is quitting as a judge of the show after over a decade - has revealed the show's boss Simon Cowell is "seriously" considering having Nick take a place on the panel.

Louis said previously: "I think Simon's got Grimmy in mind, definitely. It's something he's talked about seriously - he's thinking three boys and Cheryl [Fernandez-Versini] on the panel."

Although the official judging panel has yet to be announced, Louis has insisted Simon will continue with four judges.

He added: "Simon wants it to work - he's brilliant, he's a perfectionist. Viewers want arguments between the judges, they want passionate people. Even this is all just a game - every year, who is gonna get the job and who isn't?"

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