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Gary Barlow signs up for new X Factor series

Gary Barlow, right, with Take That bandmate Robbie Williams. Credit: PA

Gary Barlow has signed up to return for a second series of The X Factor, it has been confirmed.

The Take That star - who has also been working on Golden Jubilee celebrations - said he was "thrilled" to be back on the judging panel.

He joins Louis Walsh who has already announced he will be taking part in the 2012 series.

Barlow said: "I'm thrilled to be back andreally looking forward to working with The X Factor team again. The fact that asuperstar could just walk out on that stage is very exciting.”