Gary Barlow (born 20 January 1971) was the head judge of the The X Factor UK from 2011 to 2013, replacing Simon Cowell. He is also the frontman and lead vocalist of the popular all-male pop group Take That.
The X FactorEdit
For Series 9, Barlow mentored the over 28s catagory. Former X Factor UK judge Cheryl Cole, a longtime friend of Barlow's, was his advisor during the judges' home part of the show. His last remaining act, wildcard Christopher Maloney finished in third place.
During this series, Barlow feuded with popular contestant Rylan Clark until he was eliminated.