Gary Barlow 'Goes Wild' At X Factor Audition
Judge shows would-be rocker how to channel aggression into performance...
However the Take That star wasn't having a diva strop, but was attempting to demonstrate to a lacklustre would-be rocker how to inject a bit of passion into his routine.
The Sun claims that audience members at the ExCel centre in London were left stunned by Gazza's outburst following the auditionee's rendition of Robbie Williams' Let Me Entertain You.
A witness said: "The judges didn't like him at first because he claimed to be a rocker but just didn't have anything wild about him.
"He came on, strummed his guitar and sang along and then just faded out. They asked him back in and Gary told him he had to be more of a rocker if he wanted to get anywhere on the show. He then stood up and tried to tip the desk over shouting 'like this', but it was screwed to the ground.
"So he picked up a mug and smashed it then grabbed his seat and sent it flying.
"He turned to this poor wannabe and said, 'I want to see some passion. Rock music is about passion and you aren't giving us any'.
"Everyone just looked at him with open jaws, not knowing whether to laugh or cry."
Sharon Osbourne was reported to have hogged the limelight at an earlier audition in Glasgow - and Nicole Scherzinger stole the show when the London auditions started by arriving in a leather trenchcoat.