Simon Cowell: Gary Barlow maybe too busy for X Factor 2012

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X Factor boss Simon Cowell has hinted that Take That frontman [[Gary Barlow]] might be too busy to return as an X Factor judge later this year.

Simon told the Sun Newspaper: “I always thought that with Gary he would have the Take That commitment in 2012.

“But there has to be a certain amount of unpredictability with this show, it is what keeps people interested.”

He added that none of the other 2011 judges — [[Tulisa Contostavlos]], [[Kelly Rowland]] and [[Louis Walsh]] — were guaranteed a spot as a judge this year.

He said: “I don’t know if I will keep the panel the same yet. No one knows yet because I haven’t decided.”

Take That plan to release a new album later this year which could mean Gary and his band mates will be too busy promoting it.

Last updated: Tuesday 24 January 2012
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