The X Factor live shows are looming and while Gary Barlow will certainly be a hands-on mentor, he’s not about to go telling his groups what do to.
“Whenever I’ve done X Factor I’ve tried to encourage anyone who’s in my category to try and find their own music, to tear out bits of magazines to show us how you want to look," Gary told the BBC.
“The idea of me telling anybody here what to do, I don’t like that actually. So if the girls want to go out there dressed like Miley Cyrus, then I’m not going to say no.
“I’m not going to encourage [it], but we’ll see.”
On the testing nature of this year’s show – including the now infamous 'musical chairs' format of the Bootcamp round – Gary said “I feel like it’s going almost in line with the music business because it’s tougher than ever out there.
“It’s a hard business and I’m not surprised these shows may get tougher over the years.”
Gary is going into the live finals with boy bands Rough Copy and Kingsland Road and his put together group Miss Dynamix. The first weekend will see the acts take on the 80s.
X Factor live shows start this Saturday (8:00pm) and continue on Sunday (8:00pm) on ITV