All is not happy over at The X Factor, within the tolerances of the word "is":
FUMING Gary Barlow has threatened to quit X Factor if a similar shambles to Sunday’s deadlock drama ever happens again.Demanding an end to pantomime on the X Factor is akin to requesting they drop the cakes from The Great British Bake-Off.
The Take That singer, 41, summoned host Dermot O’Leary and show chiefs to an emergency meeting to discuss his ultimatum last night.
The head judge is said to want to “put a stop to tricks” and end “pantomime” on the show.
Indeed, the presence of Dermot at this latter-day Yalta Conference points towards this being as much part of the great pantomime as anything - why would you want the conduit there? Isn't this a job for the producers?
Apparently, at the weekend, someone who could sing a bit got sent home leaving someone else who couldn't really sing that well but was a show-off. Like kicking out Mark Owen to make room for Robbie Williams, if you will.
So, what is the upshot of all this foot-stamping and toy-tossing?
The Sun can reveal he will return this weekend — on the condition that his demands are met.Altogether now: Oh no, they didn't...