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Gary Barlow writes 25 songs for one hit

Gary Barlow has said that he needs to write 25 songs before he comes up with a hit.

The Take That singer and X Factor judge, who has written number one hits like 'Back For Good', 'Never Forget' and 'Greatest Day', has said that when it comes to writing a chart hit, he needs plenty of time:

"I get a good song for every 25 songs I write. That's my hit rate. So I've got to go through the process of writing 25 songs to get what I think is a good one. And that's a lot of time".

For now, Barlow is concentrating on his role as mentor to the 'Boys' on The X Factor, but the singer says that he tackles a number of projects at once:

"I'm constantly not in the house, constantly somewhere else if I'm wandering around the house, and if I'm talking about an artist on my label or doing charity work or touring, I'm always obsessed by trying to move them upwards and forwards".

Tune in to ITV1 at 7.30pm this Saturday (October 8) to see Barlow's Boys take to the stage for the first live shows

Check out videos for 'Never Forget' and 'Back For Good', two songs that were written by Gary Barlow and performed by his band, Take That: