Cheryl Cole Gave Gary Barlow X Factor Advice
Barlow has revealed Chezza persuaded him to join the show...
Gary Barlowhas revealed thatCheryl Cole gave him a pep talk before he accepted his job as head judge on the new series of Take Thatfrontman, who has replaced Simon Cowellon the panel, claims that Chezza persuaded him to take up the job offer during a heart-to-heart they had in the days following her sacking from the US series of the talent show.
Speaking of the Girls Aloud star in an interview with Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, Barlow admitted: "She really told it to me like the TV company hadn’t told it to me."
“She told me how long the audition days would be, and the frustrating times, and what was difficult and what wasn’t. She was offering everything I needed to know so I could make a decision on whether I wanted to do it. It was very sweet of her.”
He continued: "She said you should be able to tell them which category you want. So the whole way through I was telling them I want the ‘X’, I want the ‘X’… and of course I didn’t get it, they gave me something else.”
Contostavlos, who has been accused of copying the gorgeous Geordie's style since joining the XF, has since defended herself against the Chezza comparisons telling Radio 1: "One headline got to me, saying, 'Tulisa loves Cheryl Cole comparison'. I thought, 'This is a bit extreme',"
The 23-year old added: "I'm not morphing into her, I'm not one of Cheryl's soldiers. That line frustrated me because it sounds like I'm up her butt and I'm not."