Take That!: Gary Barlow puts X Factor's Craig on diet

Wednesday October 5, 2011

X Factor judge Gary Barlow is getting very much involved in his role on the hit show.

So much so that the Take That singer has helped contestant Craig Colton to go on a diet.

Craig, who works in a biscuit factory, told The Sun: "I mentioned to Gary that I wanted to lose weight, so he put me on this diet"

"It's strict, but I'm full of energy. I lost a stone in a week and more than a stone since the judge's house in Los Angeles."

Gary is leading by example and not adopting a 'Do as I say…' approach to his proteges. 

On Tuesday, the singer spoke of his own battle with weight.

He revealed his depression at the demise of Take That led him to spiral to 16 stone. 

Gary now employs the services of a nutritionist who has also paid a visit to the X Factor house to help out Craig.

Photo: © Getty

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