The Take That singer also opposes sexualised performances on the show
The X Factor returns tonight (August 20), and new head judge Gary Barlow has pledged to bring the show his brand of “credibility”.
Barlow heads a new line-up alongside Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and show veteran Louis Walsh. But rows have apparently already erupted over the man-band leader’s mission to bring his own brand of musical conservatism to the show.
Barlow told The Sun:
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. 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.
Barlow is apparently at odds with show boss Simon Cowell, who has achieved ratings of 20 million thanks to ‘eccentric’ acts such as Jedward and Wagner.
When I was watching – and I have a 10 and an eight-year-old watching it – the Christina Aguilera stuff was too much for me.
The X Factor airs tonight at 8pm on ITV1.