As the X Factor judging rolled on in the various 'houses' across the world, Gary Barlow of 'Take That' fame burst into tears when one of his winning contestants refused the offer of a place in the final 16.
John Spignell, a social worker from Tunbridge Wells in Kent had this to say:
'I only entered the competition because a couple of the lads in rehab at the local centre heard me singing in the urinals and persuaded me to enter the competition at the London venue. I love my job but my boss was very generous and gave me the time off. Of course, getting through to the final 8 in America was exciting, but I explained to Gary that being a busy social worker would always be more meaningful than the fame and fortune the competition would bring. The disruption of all the media attention, rehearsals, television appearances and the like to my clients at work and to my family would really make me feel worthless and insignificant in comparison to all the positives of being a successful family man and a busy social worker. Tunbridge Wells has its problems too, just like Tottenham or Bournemouth'.
Mr Barlow commented 'John made me wait for about 30 seconds for his response to my offer. It was agonising. For a brief moment in time I began to doubt my own role in the cynical manipulation of the public and the contestants - but this soon wore off. We were able to promote another of the singers in the house, who thanked me tearfully in front of the pool later'.
X - Factor judge breaks down in tears
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As the X Factor judging rolled on in the various 'houses' across the world, Gary Barlow of 'Take That' fame burst into tears when one of his winning contestants refused the offer of a place in the final 16.Posted 5 years ago #
Well done Rogert
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