Despite storming off during the first live X Factor show, judge Gary Barlow has insisted that he is "really happy" on the show this year.
Having seen his act Carolynne Poole leave the competition over Rylan Clark following Louis Walsh's decision to go to deadlock, Gary was seen walking away from the judges panel in anger. In days that followed, rumours started to suggest that the judge was had had enough.
But it appears he hasn't.
Asked about this year's show, Herald.ie, reports the Take That frontman as saying: "More so than ever before, I'm really happy with the show this year. I think the show looks great. I think we've got some incredible talent on there.
"It's going to be a hell of a final. I couldn't tell you who the finalists will be and who would win. I couldn't guess."
The judge, who is mentoring the Overs category this year also admitted that he is "all right" with seeing two out of his four acts leaving the competition so early on.
He added: "I'm all right at the moment. I think historically the overs and the bands usually leave first, so we're in this sort of area right now, where a week on we're losing acts.
"But I'm confident moving forward."
Despite appearing confident, Barlow, refused to comment on whether he will return to the show for a second year. He said: "We don't even get asked until the New Year."
As the judge prepares for the third live final show, he can be happy in the knowledge that his solo concerts are set to be sold out. Taking to Twitter, Gary wrote: "This is it ! Tickets for my shows go on sale this morning ! Good luck everyone !
“I’ve heard you’re all buying lots of tickets ! I’m adding one extra date now ! Hammersmith Apollo 27th December”
The judges head out for a meal together