Marcus Collins: "Gary Barlow Is Like A Dad To Me"

23 February 2012, 15:22

The X Factor runner-up says the Take That star has been "unbelievable" in supporting him.

Marcus Collins has revealed that Gary Barlow, his mentor during The X Factor last year, has become something of a father figure to him.

The 'Seven Nation Army' singer, who came second on the 2011 series of the ITV show, says he has continued to stay in close contact with the Take That singer. 

"I look up to him like he's my dad," Marcus told The Sun this week. "He's unbelievable, such a nice guy.

"I speak to him all the time. I called the other day just to check in."

Marcus began working with Gary on his debut album straight after The X Factor concluded at the end of December 2011, and Gary also produced the 23 year-old singer's first single.

Earlier this month Marcus unveiled the official music video for his first single 'Seven Nation Army', which is due to be released on 4th March. 

Marcus is due to join fellow finalists like Misha B, Janet Devlin, Craig Colton and Amelia Lily on The X Factor Live Tour which kicks off on Saturday (25th February) at the Manchester Arena.

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