X Factor: Gary Barlow’s Peace Summit Makes Things Hundreds Of Per Cent Better
IT is the X Factor’s universally peddled story that Gary Barlow is the embodiment of trusty non-nonsense. He gets into character by moving his head slowly – think Spencer Tracy looking at the brim of his hat – and sitting bolt upright with his buttocks pushed to the back of his raised chair. You can trust a man with good posture. Barlow most likely tucks his vest into his Y-fronts. There can be no doubting the calibre of the man.
And so to today’s Daily Star story that the Take That daddy had Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos over to his house for a “peace summit”.
The Star’s Peter Dyke reports on the paper’s front-page news:
He tried to keep it hush-hush. But the singer Tweeted teasingly: “Got friends coming for dinner.”
The best laid secrets can be undone by a careless tweet. And the bad luck did not end there because Gary let a mole into his home:
He laid down the law telling them: “If we don’t get this sorted, we’re done for. Being the number two show on a Saturday night behind Strictly is not good enough.”
Barlow might be Jack Hawkins in the Cruel Sea. But he never left it there. No. In Heat magazine, Barlow revealed the master plan:
“If you can work at the show and make it 10 percent better each weeks, by the end of the series the show will be 50 per cent better.”
The X Factor runs for 19 weeks.
It can be even better, Gary. Trust me…