He’s a man on a mission and has put his foot down and told ITV1 bosses that he wants to clean up the X Factor of the inappropriate Sex Factor insisting that when the competition reaches the live shows that special guest stars should be banned from performing smouldering X-rated stage routines.
Following last years guest performances from global stars Rihanna and Christina Aguilera more than 4,000 irate fans contacted TV watchdog OFCOM to complain about the singers revealing costumes and explicit dance moves that were most unsuitable for a family show.
New X Factor judge Gary Barlow, 40, explained why he feels the sex-factor is inappropriate and should be cleaned up from the UK’s biggest talent competition:
“When I was watching the X Factor show last year with my 10-year-old and eight-year-old, I agreed that Christina Aguilera was just too much.
“This year it’s really interesting to see that the most promising talent is the 16-17-year-olds.
“I think they are the best, most exciting and the true future of the show and this format”, said the Take That singer/songwriter.
The new X Factor judge took over from music mogul Simon Cowell, 51, and is quick to point out to the singing competitions critics claiming that it does not create credible artists:
“I have always been behind X Factor and supported the acts. The Industry is in a bad way. We need music on TV” added Gary Barlow, who you can see with his fellow show judges tonight on ITV1 at 8pm for the first episode of The X Factor Show Auditions 2011.