Unfortunately, it looks like a yes.
The Take That singer revealed that he will most likely NOT be returning to X Factor next year so that he can spend more time with his family.
After just one year on the hit UK show, it seems like Gary Barlow's departure will be yet another blow to the series this year.
While out at the Children In Need Rocks event that he organized, Gary hinted:
"I’m taking some time off next year to remind myself who my children are and what their names are.
Next year doesn’t even feel like it’s approaching. We’re in a bubble down there. It’s been good to leave London. We get tied up with our own importance."
We'll be sad to see him go, but we understand his decision.
We think we have a good idea for his replacement though…. PEREZ!!
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