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Saturday 1 August 2015

Barlow 'shocked by sexy moves'

Published 22/11/2011 | 18:12

Gary Barlow said he was shocked by some of the dance moves
Gary Barlow said he was shocked by some of the dance moves

Gary Barlow has described being shocked by the "moves" performed by some girls auditioning for The X Factor - saying they have been influenced by the sexual content of today's music videos.

The X Factor judge, 40, also revealed that he had to switch off the TV when his children were watching, because of a music video, and that he had been aghast to hear nine-year-olds singing rude lyrics from a Black Eyed Peas song.

Gary said that the "so sexual" content of music videos had "filtered down" to youngsters performing when they auditioned for The X Factor.

He told OK! magazine: "Music videos these days are so sexual. The other day, I wanted some music in the kitchen and put on one of the music TV channels and a video came on which was so rude that I had to turn it off because my nine-year-old was with me."

He said he was not a "prude" but did not want his children - aged 11, nine and two - seeing the videos.

Gary added: "It all filters down. We had girls auditioning for The X Factor and you wouldn't believe the kind of moves they were doing. I sat there and thought, Jesus Christ."

The star told the magazine: "I have had five nine-year-olds in my back seat singing along to Black Eyed Peas songs with 'F' this, 'F' that and I'm like: 'Right, I'm stopping the car!'

He said he did not like his children listening to swearing and admitted that on his tours some songs were "dressed a little sexually" but said it was not "too in your face".

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