Gary Barlow won't film the judge's house segmant of X Factor as he grieves the loss of his daughter
Thursday 16 August 2012
Following yesterday’s announcement that Gary would not attend the X Factor press conference today, a UK newspaper reports the singer will not film the traditional judge’s house segment abroad in Majorca as he does not want to leave to his family at this difficult time. He will instead film in the UK.
Judges Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and new recruit and US singer Nicole Scherzinger will attend the X Factor press conference today without Barlow ahead of the launch of the new series on Saturday.
Despite the 35-year-old’s absence, a source has reassured that Gary ‘has been in touch with production to wish everyone well.’
The Take That singer put on a brave face during a performance at the Olympic Closing Ceremony last Sunday, despite losing his stillborn baby, Poppy, with wife Dawn just days before.
Respects for the father of three and his family have been expressed by his fellow judges and celebrities over the past week and in particular, comedian Jason Manford, who took to his blog to voice his opinion on cruel internet bullies who had commented on Gary’s loss.