X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow offers olive branch to Rylan… but is still left unimpressed by his latest performances

'We need to declare checkmate': Gary Barlow offers olive branch to Rylan… but is still left unimpressed by his latest X Factor performances | UPDATED: 02:20 GMT, 25 November 2012 They've been at loggerheads ever since the start of this year's X Factor series, with Gary Barlow happily showing his discontent with contestant Rylan Clark. But on Saturday night's live showdown the Take That star finally offered some sort of olive branch to the Essex wannabe.

Tulisa and Gary Barlow prove they"ve got the Xmas card factor with fun festive designs for charity

Tulisa and Gary Barlow prove they've got the Xmas card factor with fun festive designs for charity X Factor judges as well at The Saturdays, Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones have sketched designs for charity Part of Hallmark and Daybreak's 'Text Santa' campaign Pack of six is 1.99 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 23 November 2012 They are better known for sitting on the X Factor panel and judging hopeful popstars on their vocal abilities. But now, the judges themselves have been given the chance to show off their own talent, and both Gary Barlow and Tulisa have proven that there is more artistic flair to them than simply belting out a few high notes. Both singers have sketched cute Christmas card designs which feature in a bespoke pack of six alongside designs from The Saturdays, Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden, and Daybreak's Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones.

Simon Cowell in a fight to sign X Factor"s Ella Henderson

Let the battle commence! Simon Cowell in a fight to sign X Factor's Ella Henderson | UPDATED: 15:24 GMT, 22 November 2012 Simon Cowell faces a battle to sign Ella Henderson. The music mogul is keen to offer the departed 'X Factor' contestant a contract with his Syco label, but he has competition from fellow Sony imprints Columbia, Epic and RCA, who are all bidding for her talents. A source told The Sun newspaper: 'Ella is the most exciting thing to have come out of this year's 'X Factor'.

Would you call your child Thorin or Flavius? The Hobbit and The Hunger Games to inspire a new wave of baby names in 2013

Would you call your child Thorin or Flavius The Hobbit and The Hunger Games to inspire a new wave of baby names in 2013 | UPDATED: 20:31 GMT, 19 November 2012 Next year's hottest movie releases are set to inspire a new wave of unusual baby names. Nameberry predicts that ancient monikers such as Augustus, Flavius and Thor will climb the charts, following another installment of The Hunger Games, while the Hobbit trilogy could see the re-emergence of old Norse names. New parents in 2013 are also expected to draw inspiration from the seasons, nature and celebrities before christening their child

Christopher Maloney accuses X Factor bosses of using "underhand tactics"

'They want me out': People's champion Christopher Maloney accuses X Factor bosses of using 'underhand tactics' to kill his dream | UPDATED: 11:00 GMT, 18 November 2012 Christopher Maloney has branded X Factor producers underhand, accusing bosses of trying to scupper his chances at winning by painting him as 'a diva'. The Liverpudlian, who is believed to regularly top the viewers vote, believes Simon Cowell wants him out because he fears he won't make him enough money, and said bosses have already tipped Union J or James Arthur to win.

They were the teen pop stars who, between them, went on to win Strictly and I"m A Celebrity, as well as battle drugs and depression. Now, McFly…

They were the teen pop stars who, between them, went on to win Strictly and I'm A Celebrity, as well as battle drugs and depression. Now, McFly want to be taken seriously | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 16 November 2012 This time a year ago there was speculation it might be the end of the road for the hugely successful band McFly.

X Factor: District 3 voted off after sing-off with Union J

District 3 lose battle of the boy bands as they are voted off X Factor after sing-off with Union J | UPDATED: 21:26 GMT, 11 November 2012 District 3 were voted off The X Factor on Sunday after going head-to-head with fellow boy band Union J. Their mentor Louis Walsh refused to chose between his two acts, meaning it was up to his fellow judges to decide with a majority vote.

X Factor 2012: Rita Ora barely contains her modesty in a black crocheted catsuit

Hole-y moly! Rita Ora barely contains her modesty as she takes to The X Factor stage in a black crocheted catsuit | UPDATED: 12:32 GMT, 5 November 2012 As a former guest judge on The X Factor it only makes sense for Rita Ora to show contestants on the ITV programme how to take to the stage like a pro. And on Sunday night, that's exactly what she did when she performed her new single Shine Your Light in front of judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger. The 21-year-old made sure she was unforgettable as stood in the spotlight wearing a black crocheted catsuit designed by Julien Macdonald

X Factor 2012: Kye Sones sent home as Tulisa calls Rylan Clark the entertaining act

'It's not just a singing competition': Kye Sones is sent home as Tulisa calls Rylan Clark the entertaining act on X Factor | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 5 November 2012 Even though Lucy Spraggan had withdrawn from the show, it was business as usual on X Factor and Kye Sones became the latest act sent home. Rylan Clark and Kye found themselves in the bottom two after receiving the lowest amount of public votes

X Factor 2012: Rita Ora barely contains her modesty as she takes to The X Factor stage in a black crocheted catsuit

Hole-y moly! Rita Ora barely contains her modesty as she takes to The X Factor stage in a black crocheted catsuit | UPDATED: 10:25 GMT, 5 November 2012 As a former guest judge on The X Factor it only makes sense for Rita Ora to show contestants on the ITV programme how to take to the stage like a pro.