Gary Barlow on The X FactorWe love Gary Barlow on this year’s series of The X Factor and from our recent poll where you told us he was your favourite judge, weknow you do too. But as the show isn’t going his way, it looks like Gary is turning into Mr Nasty!

As well as giving his contestant Kye Sones some tough love on last week’s episode following a ‘flat’ performance on the previous show, Gary has issued a warning to Kye and his other remaining contestant Christopher Maloney not to go out partying with wild-boy Rylan.

But that could be the least of his worries as it’s been reported that Simon Cowell is looking to get rid of Gary and telling the other judges to criticise Christopher – who, let’s not forget, won the public wildcard vote – because he thinks he’s too cheesy for the show.

And with ‘frenemy’ Robbie Williams tweeting that he’s ‘Team Rylan’, it looks like Gary needs our support!

The X Factor is on ITV1 tonight at 8:20pm