Simon Cowell has admitted Gary Barlow may not return to the judging panel on the next series of The X Factor.
Take That plan to release a new album and Simon hinted that Gary may be too busy promoting that to audition new music hopefuls on the ITV talent show.
Simon told The Sun: "This show takes over your life, it is not a two day a week show."
"I always thought that with Gary he would have the Take That commitment in 2012.
"But there has to be a certain amount of unpredictability with this show, it is what keeps people interested."
The music mogul has also said there could a reshuffle and hinted he may even return himself.
Simon said: "We have got to look at everyone, the whole show. I don't know if I will keep the panel the same. I haven't decided yet.
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