Gary Barlow ‘Angry’ Over Olly Murs Comment
Apparently Gary was peeved that Olly said Simon Cowell was a better judge…
When the Xtra Factor host was asked which judge he preferred, Simon or Gary, Olly replied: “I would probably go for Simon. I’ll have to go for experience. Just for experience.
“Just the fact he’s been there, done it,” the 27-year-old explained. “He’s almost like a football player that’s retired, you know what I mean? You have to say he’s a bit of a legend, isn’t he?”
Gary was said to be offended by Olly’s comments and, according to The Mirror, told an ITV insider that the Heart Skips A Beat singer should have taken into consideration his 20 years in the business.
“Anyone would feel that some glorified karaoke singer passing judgment on his pedigree is disrespectful,” the source is quoted as saying. “Gary has every right to be upset. Olly is well out of order.”
Although Gary is yet to speak out publicly to clear the air, a friend of Olly’s said he thought the Take That singer/songwriter was a “fantastic judge”. “He only said what he did because he was put on the spot.”
Olly himself took to his Twitter page to add: “I’ve already said many times how much I admire Gary Barlow!”