Gary Barlow backed for X Factor role

Gary Barlow has topped a poll looking to find a new judge on The X Factor

Fans were asked by The Sun who they'd like to see replace Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole if they both quit the panel to focus on the US X Factor.

Gary came out on top followed by Sharon Osboure, Nicole Scherzinger and Robbie Williams.

Other names that were picked by fans included Michael Buble, Mel B and Katy Perry.

76% of the poll also said that the show would no longer be good if Simon Cowell quit.

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