'Britain's Got Talent' Judge Simon Cowell Hits Out At Gary Barlow Over 'X Factor'

09/04/2014 10:23 | Updated 09 April 2014

Simon Cowell has hinted that he doesn’t think Gary Barlow was a worthy replacement for him on ‘The X Factor’, stating that he wouldn't let the 'Take That' singer run his label.

Gary replaced Simon as a judge on the talent show after he quit in 2011, but now that Simon has announced that he’s returning to the series, he revealed that he wasn't too impressed with Gary’s judging methods.

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Simon Cowell and Gary Barlow

Simon has also admitted that his experience in the music industry before becoming involved in TV talent shows - he did discover the musical greats Mr. Blobby and the Teletubbies after all - makes him better qualified for the judging job than popstars who have sat on the panel.

The music mogul also defended his recent decision to lower the ‘X Factor’ age limit for auditionees to 14, and responded to Gary's comment that 16-year-olds are too fragile for the show.

As well as appearing on ‘The X Factor’ later this year, Simon is a judge on the new series of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, which kicks off ON Saturday 12 April at 7.15pm on ITV1.

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