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Gary Barlow to bring 'credibility' to X Factor

For a boyband star, Gary Barlow certainly has some self-confidence: he has said that he's going to bring his own brand of 'credibility' to X Factor. That's some balls eh?

The former Take That man is fronting the show now that the ridiculous Simon Cowell has gone Stateside, alongside Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh, and he's hoping to make the show less about the circus freaks that crop up early on.

'The TV companies are always going to push for the ridiculous acts to get through, but I’m hoping we can resist so many this year,' he said. 'I know it’s Saturday night entertainment and people want something to love to hate and to laugh at. We’ll see if it's possible [to axe the oddballs]. I'll let you know.

'When I was watching - and I have a ten and an eight-year-old watching it - the Christina Aguilera stuff was too much for me.'

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