Gary Barlow calls time on 20 year friendship with Robbie Williams after he backs Rylan Clark to win The X Factor

All over in one tweet! Gary Barlow threatens to calls time on 20-year friendship as Robbie Williams backs Rylan Clark on The X Factor

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00:39 GMT, 22 October 2012

They've been best of friends and worst of enemies and now it seems like their rocky relationship has finally come to an end.

They might have made it through 20 years of ups and downs, but pop icons Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams may have to call time on their tempestuous friendship over X Factor contestant Rylan Clark.

Detested by Gary, the Essex singer, who has made it through another week, seems to have impressed Robbie and driven a wedge between the former Take That bandmates.

It's all over: Gary Barlow is not happy that friend Robbie Williams is backing Rylan Clark to win The X Factor

They might have made it through 25 years of ups and downs, but pop icons Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams may have to call time on their tempestuous friendship over X Factor contestant Rylan Clark.

It's all over: Gary Barlow is not happy that friend Robbie Williams is backing Rylan Clark to win The X Factor

The Rock DJ singer annoyed his friend when he took to Twitter on Saturday night to back Rylan, who
has been voted through to next week's show, despite the fact that Gary
has been vocal about his dislike for the contestant.

“TEAM
RYLAN ALL THE WAY VOTE RYLAN” Robbie's backing @rylanclark on
@TheXFactor… who's got your vote,' he wrote on his Twitter page.

The
38-year-old star, who's became a dad for the first time in March this
year, then linked to his personal blog where he reiterated his thoughts.

He's got one fan: Robbie Williams seems to love Essex singer Rylan Clark who has been voted through to next week's show

He's got one fan: Robbie Williams seems to love Essex singer Rylan Clark who has been voted through to next week's show

Not impressed: Gary has hated all of Rylan's performances and hates the fact that the singer is still in the competition

Not impressed: Gary has hated all of Rylan's performances and hates the fact that the singer is still in the competition

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Gary admitted his annoyance over Robbie's admission on Sunday night's results show, after host Dermot O'Leary brought it up.

'20 years of knowing each other and it's all over in five letters' said Gary.

Nicole Scherzinger seemed to love the fact that Gary former bandmate was backing her act:

'I'm team Robbie Williams,' she said.

Last year: Robbie Williams helped Gary Barlow at Judges Houses on last year's show but is now backing one of his rivals to win

Last year: Robbie Williams helped Gary Barlow at Judges Houses on last year's show but is now backing one of his rivals to win

Not happy: Gary leaves Wembley with his dog Cookie after his act Kye Sones scraped through to next week

Not happy: Gary leaves Wembley with his dog Cookie after his act Kye Sones scraped through to next week

Gary is also said to be peeved after being snubbed by show creator Simon Cowell, who has been speaking to Nicole more than to him:

'Simon's irritation with Gary is well know. He's given him the Over28s – two of whom have been binned. And he's been refusing to call Gary,' a show insider told The Sun.

After Rylan's performance on Saturday night's show, Gary told the wannabe superstar that he was the worst in the competition:

'I'll tell you my problem with this. We have 10 very talented contestants left and for every week that you're here, one of them is going to be going home. You should have been the best performer tonight but you were the worst,' he said.

Robbie will have a chance to meet Rylan next week as the star will be performing his new single live on Sunday night's results show.

Another fan: Katie Price showed up to Sunday night's results show to back her friend Rylan

Another fan: Katie Price showed up to Sunday night's results show to back her friend Rylan

Another fan: Katie Price showed up to Sunday night's results show to back her friend Rylan

Support: The glamour girl shows her support to friend Rylan after visiting him at his hotel a couple of weeks ago

Support: The glamour girl shows her support to friend Rylan after visiting him at his hotel a couple of weeks ago

Katie Price is another star who's
backing outsider Rylan, who has been voted through this week and last
week after finding himself in the bottom two in week one.

The glamour girl was at Wembley on for Sunday night's results show, wearing a black polo neck jumper and ski-tight print leggings.

Off home: Katie leaves Wembley after watching Rylan make it through to next week's shows

Off home: Katie leaves Wembley after watching Rylan make it through to next week's shows