Gary Barlow has reportedly agreed to sign on for another series of The X Factor. Good news for us, but so great for his pregnant wife Dawn.
Gary and Dawn are expecting their fourth child together in August, but Gaz’s X Factor commitments could cause some slightly scheduling problems (to put it mildly,) as he’ll potentially be busy filming the judges’ houses round of the ITV singing competition when his wife is due to give birth.
“Everyone was delighted Gary agreed to come back for another series of The X Factor,” a source has told The Sun. “There’s no ink on the contract, but he’s good for his word.
“He was being a bit sheepish about his decision though because the diary has kicked up some problems. Gary has promised he’ll be present for the birth, but Simon Cowell is a tough task master. It could be very tricky.”
One option is that Gary will have someone stand in for him at this stage – probably not really ideal – or he could film the final stage before the live shows in the UK. Last year Gary flew the boys in LA to join guest mentor and Take That buddy Robbie Williams.