Gary Barlow hints that he may return to X Factor

Departing X Factor judge Gary Barlow has admitted he might return to the singing show after failing to get an act in this weekend's final.

Departing X Factor judge Gary Barlow Credit: Max Nash/PA Wire

His last act, Rough Copy, were voted off last week. Barlow said: "I'm very disappointed they went. They were so close, but I've got a very relaxing weekend - you might even see my feet on the desk.

"I'm disappointed. There's a reason to come back in the future. Maybe, maybe, not next year. It's been nice. I've had three beautiful years on the show, really enjoyed it, met some friends for life, but it's time to go."