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Gary Barlow wants X Factor return?

Gary Barlow is planning an X Factor comeback with an appearance at the judges' houses next year, according to reports.

Despite only announcing last month that he was quitting at the end of this series, the ITV talent show judge would like to return for a short time next year, Metro reported.

Robbie Williams is said to be in the running as Gary's replacement, meaning Gary could help his Take That bandmate pick his singers.

"I don't know [who will be my replacement] but I have said to the show that I'd love to come back to judges' houses or do any of that stuff," he told Metro.

The singer said Robbie would be excellent on the ITV talent show.

"I do absolutely (think he'll be great)," he said at the Children In Need Rocks concert at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

"Artists like him have got so much experience, he's had 23 years at the top. The right thing to do at that point is pass a bit of it down to other people."

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