Tulisa Denies Abandoning Her X Factor Acts
Judge says she's still rooting for them, while partying hard in Ibiza...
He told Digital Spy: "I'm in his top four. He's taken me out for dinner. He's really hands-on.
"He's arranging the music, arranging the songs. He's doing a lot for me. He wants me to go through. We're on a bit of a public campaign this week."
And Gary has dismissed claims about Simon Cowell criticising him, which have emerged in a new version of the music mogul's biography.
According to The Sun, Gary said: "I've had plenty of abuse in the past 22 years. I'm so used to having people saying things about me — then when I actually meet them it turns out they’ve never said the things. I take it all with a pinch of salt.
"Gossip and tittle-tattle, I've got no time for that."
And he insisted that SiCo hadn't said anything negative to his face.
"We get messages every couple of weeks. He gets the show sent to him. He approves it," he explained.
"I don't get advice. We get feedback on the shows just saying, 'We love the pace of the show' or whatever.
"He's the executive producer on the show so he makes changes to the edits but yes, we've had good feedback."
And Gary claimed the depth of talent was much greater on this year's show than last year's.
"My complaint at the end of last year is I thought the contestants weren't good enough. I thought we had a pretty average year last year and coming back this time I am really stoked.
"I think the show has been great this year. Ultimately people are tuning in for the talent."