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Gary Barlow pledges to bring 'credibility' to The X Factor

New X Factor head judge, Take That's Gary Barlow has pledged to bring the show his brand of 'credibility'.

Barlow heads a new judging line-up alongside Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and veteran Louis Walsh.

But arguments have apparently already begun over the Barlow's mission to bring his own style of musical conservatism to the show.

He said in an interview with The Sun:

"The TV companies are always going to push for the ridiculous acts to get through, but I’m hoping we can resist so many this year. I know it’s Saturday night entertainment and people want something to love to hate and to laugh at. We’ll see if it's possible [to axe the oddballs]. I'll let you know."

There are rumours circulating that Barlow is apparently at odds with show boss Simon Cowell, who has achieved ratings of 20 million thanks to ‘eccentric’ acts such as Jedward and Wagner.

He backs the campaign to 'clean up' The X Factor after complaints last year about sexualised performances by Rihanna and Christina Aguilera:

"When I was watching - and I have a ten and an eight-year-old watching it - the Christina Aguilera stuff was too much for me."

The X Factor aired last night (August 20) at 8pm.

Watch Gary Barlow's BBC interview during the X Factor Birmingham auditions here: