X Factor 2013: Bosses want Gary Barlow AND Robbie Williams on judging panel this year!
It’s been reported today that X Factor bosses not only want Gary Barlow to stay on the judging panel – much to Simon Cowell’s chagrin no doubt – but they also want his Take That band mate Robbie Williams to join him!
The move comes amid much speculation about which of the existing judges, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and of course, Gary, will stay or be axed during the much publicized revamp of the show ahead of the new series.
Of Gary and Robbie judging X Factor together, a show insider told TV Biz, “This is the dream team…
WWe have been looking at the show and thinking the unthinkable.
“Robbie is exactly the right person for the show — but we don’t want to lose Gary to get him. We want them both.
“Robbie’s people are saying he is too busy to do the show.
“But we worked around Gary when he first joined the panel and he was touring with Take That and it was fine.
“We know Robbie loves the show and he and Gary have a great friendship and rivalry — there will be fireworks for sure.”
The insider added that it was highly unlikely that Louis Walsh would be ditched, so that of course means that if Robbie is to join the show as a judge, and Gary stays, either Nicole or Tulisa face the chop.
Add to that the rumour that Sharon Osbourne’s coming back, it could mean that both Tulisa and Nicole are given their marching orders.
What do you think? Would you like this year’s judging panel to consist of Gary, Robbie, Louis and Sharon?
For now, here’s a look at Gary and Robbie on X Factor…