Gary's got The X-Factor

Simon Cowell says Gary Barlow is taking his place on The X-Factor.

Cowell told reporters as he arrived for filming of the US show, that "Gary Barlow is the first person confirmed".

However, it's understood the Take That star has not signed any contracts yet.

It will complete a hectic 2011 for Gary who is currently rehearsing with Robbie, Mark, Gary and Howard for the Take That 'Progress' tour.

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