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X Factor judges bury hatchet

X Factor judges Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh have seemingly put their feud behind them with a shake of hands on Saturday night's live show.

At the start of the show, which had a love and heartbreak theme, presenter Dermot O'Leary asked Barlow if he had forgiven Walsh.

He replied: "It is a new day Louis, shake hands," to cheers from the audience.

The pair had not spoken since Barlow's act, Carolynne Poole, was booted off the ITV talent show following a controversial "deadlock" situation last Sunday night which saw the Take That star storm off from his seat. He was angered by Poole's departure, which came as a result of Walsh's indecision, with the public vote saving Rylan Clark instead.

In Saturday night's show Barlow and Clark appeared to be at daggers drawn after the singer mocked the judge, launching into the start of a Take That song before performing 1990s dance classic Groove Is In The Heart, originally by Deee-Lite.

After the performance, Barlow hit back: "If this was a competition for how many songs you can kill in two minutes you would win"

Seemingly referring to Barlow storming out last week, Clark replied: "I was a little bit worried actually, I booked you a cab in case." Barlow responded: "That's funny because I've had yours on hold for two weeks."

Bookies' favourite to win, Ella Henderson, wowed the crowd and the judges again with her rendition of Minnie Riperton's Lovin' You.

After hitting the famous high note perfectly, the 16-year-old was showered with praise by the judges. Barlow said: "What a risk you took tonight. The risk in that song is that, forget about the rest of the song, everybody is waiting for the high note, the F sharp descending. I know you've been worried about it all day, you completely nailed it."

Chart-topping singer Adele tweeted: "Ella Henderson on X Factor is absolutely incredible! I LOVE her!! Good luck xx."

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