'X FACTOR' contestant Rylan Clark (pictured) has entered a war of words with Gary Barlow by blasting the show's chief judge in an online outburst.
He hit back after Barlow – who mentors former cruise ship entertainer Christopher Maloney – is reported to have been critical of Clark's abilities as he played a gig earlier this week.
Clark, who is known for his flamboyant routines on the ITV1 show, has faced repeated criticism from the Take That star for his vocal limitations. The 24-year-old from Essex tweeted: "I'd rather be 'absolute s***' than just stand there and sing the same old stuff every week on the spot ....... #boreme @GBarlowOfficial."
The message was later removed.