Smiling Gary Barlow at X Factor auditions

Smiling Gary Barlow arrives at Manchester  X Factor auditions
Smiling Gary Barlow arrives at Manchester X Factor auditions Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Jubilee Concert organiser Gary Barlow was all smiles as he arrived for the latest X Factor audition in Manchester.

The Take That star attended the second day of auditions in the city as speculation rises he may be given an honour for his work on the spectacular show.

The panel were joined by former Spice Girl Mel B who opted not to go for the leggy look favoured by many of the guest judges. Instead of a mini skirt or tiny dress she went for khaki satin trousers and heels as she arrived at Manchester's Event City.

Former Spice Girl Mel B arrives at auditions
Former Spice Girl Mel B arrives at auditions Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Tulisa arrives in Manchester
Tulisa arrives in Manchester Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Regular panellist Tulisa Contostavlos wore a floral mini-dress and towering heels as she took the red carpet and greeted fans who gathered outside.

Barlow has won acclaim for his handling of the royal concert which was staged outside Buckingham Palace, with a bill featuring Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Tom Jones, and featured Madness playing on the palace roof.

He said the Monday night show was "the biggest night of my life"."It's going to take something pretty special to top it," he added.

There have been reports that he may be recognised officially for his handling of the showpiece event.