Simon Cowell has reportedly already approached Gary Barlow about returning to The X Factor next year, however the Take That star is said to have one big condition before he signs on the dotted line.
Insiders say the dad of three is adamant that he will only return to the ITV show, if Cowell’s old pal and faithful judge of eight series, Louis Walsh, is sacked.
It seems that Gary (and possibly half of the British public) has gotten fed up with Louis’ inane and repetitive comments to the acts each week and has gotten more and more irate, with every ridiculous comparison the Irish star makes. It couldn’t have helped then, when he claimed Berry Gordy was dead on last week’s show.
A source told The Mirror:
“Gary and Louis have completely different ideas of what this show is all about. Gary wants it to be a credible singing contest and Louis sees it as entertainment.”
“Although he’s been outspoken defending his acts and criticising other people’s, Gary hates all the pantomime rowing and thinks Louis is behind most of it.
“The thought of another year with Louis is just too much for him to bear. He says he will only consider coming back if Louis leaves.”
When we think of Goldie Cheung, Wagner Carillho, Johnny Robinson, and Jedward we can’t help but agree with Gary. Louis seems like a nice old man, but he is looking more and more antiquated on every episode and his desperate attempts to be funny blatantly don’t work.
Yes, we enjoy his silly attempts to fake Kelly Rowland’s accent and of course, his little skits on the Xtra Factor used to be quite amusing. But without Westlife to manage, and after his latest group ‘Wonderland’ bombed, he doesn’t really have any musical credibility left.
We think it’s time he was replaced and we have just the man in mind…..wasn’t Will Young saying he’d love a bit of the talent show action recently?