Do Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh really despise each other? In their everyday lives, we don’t really think so. However, “The X Factor” is at the end of the day a competition, so it really does not surprise us much at all to hear all of the tabloid stories suggesting that the two are still firing off barbs left and right over the fact that Rylan Clark (who is actually on Nicole Scherzinger’s team) is still in the competition while the likes of Melanie Massone and Carolynne Poole are not.
Speaking per Heat Radio, Walsh is the latest person now to add some more fuel to the fire by accusing Gary of being too much into the serious nature of the show, and not really taking the time to actually enjoy what is really just supposed to be about contestants who do a great job putting on a show:
“Gary and I will never be proper friends. Gary has no sense of humour. This show isn’t about singing, it’s about entertainment … We’re in a competition and I’ll do whatever I have to do to get votes for my acts. I don’t care who I have to step on, or trample on.”
Moving forward now, do we expect more feuds between the two of them? Certainly, as Rylan was not even in the bottom two this past week, and Gary now only has two acts left in Kye Sones and Christopher Maloney. The one thing that Gary does have going for him, though, is that it seems rather unlikely that another one of his acts would be in danger next week, and really District 3 may be the only other act left this season who you could argue as someone who a judge could vote to end home over him.
Do you find this whole judges’ feud to be fun, or really just rather annoying? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can also read up about Melanie’s shocking exit here.