SIMON Cowell's replacement as a judge on the x-factor is not the real Gary Barlow it was claimed yesterday. Tracey Lambert, 39, of High-Wycombe claims that the former singer-songwriter of Take That lives with her in her 2 bedroom flat and works in Greggs in the town centre.
Tracy also claims that the real Barlow was ditched for his double in 1998 because he was "boring, fat and lifeless."
"I had an ad in the local paper looking for a lodger and this man appeared at my door. I recognised him right away. He explained to me that record executives had dumped him because his single Love won't Wait. was the final straw and they needed to get rid of him and replace him with someone much more attractive and better at writing songs." Tracy explains.
The "new" Barlow is in fact a man named Gerry Bradshaw, 43, a former joiner from Oldham. He was spotted in a local chemist one day by a Sony BMG executive and a deal was struck.
No one at Sony BMG or ITV was available for comment.