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Louis Walsh laughs off Barlow weight jibe

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has laughed about Gary Barlow getting "owned" by controversial contestant Rylan Clark on Saturday night's live show.

Clark poked fun at Barlow after he'd performed a mash-up of Duran Duran's Girls On Film and the Bros hit When Will I Be Famous? as part of the 'Guilty Pleasures' theme on the hit TV talent show.

The cheeky Essex chap was shown old footage of him in a boyband performing Take That song Could It Be Magic.

When asked by Barlow which band member he was representing, Clark quipped: "It weren't you I'm too skinny for that!"

The audience and judging panel - comprising Walsh, Tulisa and Nicole Scherzinger - were in hysterics, and Walsh has laughed off the wannabe's teasing remarks.

He told The X Factor Online: "I loved it! It was the BEST comeback ever, the best thing about Rylan is that nothing shocks him. Gary has met his match in Rylan.

He added about Barlow's speechless reaction: "Yup, he got OWNED! That Essex boy is the king of one-liners and is brilliant fun. Who else would dare to poke fun at Gary over his weight? It was a stroke of genius!"

Walsh insists Barlow was a good sport about it though.

He continued: "Gary secretly loved it. You have to embrace the madness of this show. Gary loves a good old banter and on Saturday night, the gloves were well and truly off!




Watch Rylan Clark tease Gary Barlow on Saturday night's X Factor here: