Tulisa and Nicole Scherzinger shrug off X Factor tension as they support Gary Barlow at Music Industry Trust Award dinner

No shop talk tonight! Tulisa and Nicole Scherzinger shrug off X Factor tension as they support Gary Barlow at awards dinner

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22:24 GMT, 5 November 2012

The tension has been rising between the judges on The X Factor as they fight to keep their acts on the show.

But on Monday night, they put aside the on-screen drama as Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger turned out to support Gary Barlow as he was honoured with a gala dinner.

The Take That singer has been heralded for his musical achievements and charity work at the Music Industry Trust Awards Dinner.

Glamourpuss: X Factor judges Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos both opt for black gowns at the Music Industry Trust Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London

Glamourpuss: X Factor judges Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos both opt for black gowns at the Music Industry Trust Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London

Glamourpuss: X Factor judges Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos both opt for black gowns at the Music Industry Trust Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London

Bringing sexy back: The cut-out frock showed off Nicole's stunning figure

Bringing sexy back: The cut-out frock showed off Nicole's stunning figure

The bash, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, was held in air of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and BRIT Trust and organised by the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI).

Both Tulisa and Nicole opted for black gowns as they posed on the red carpet, while Gary looked dapper in a Dolce & Gabbana suit.

Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa looked classy in a mid-calf length black satin number with wide belt and peep-toe shoes.

Big night: Gary Barlow was being honoured at the Awards, where he was supported by X Factor host Dermot O'Leary

Big night: Gary Barlow was being honoured at the Awards, where he was supported by X Factor host Dermot O'Leary

Big night: Gary Barlow was being honoured at the awards, where he was supported by X Factor host Dermot O'Leary

Red carpet: Gary's friend Kimberley Walsh looked sexy in a red lace number (left), while Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack wore a mini skirt

Red carpet: Gary's friend Kimberley Walsh looked sexy in a red lace number (left), while Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack wore a mini skirt

Red carpet: Gary's friend Kimberley Walsh looked sexy in a red lace number (left), while Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack wore a mini skirt

However, her fellow judge Nicole decided to sex things up in a floor-length satin number with cut-out panels.

Also from the X Factor 'family' were host Dermot O'Leary and Xtra Factor co-host Caroline Flack.

TV presenter Caroline shunned her usual signature shorts style for a leather mini-skirt and blouse.

All that glitters: Myleene Klass wore an asymmetrical red sequinned mini dress

All that glitters: Myleene Klass wore an asymmetrical red sequinned mini dress

All that glitters: Myleene Klass wore an asymmetrical red sequinned mini dress

And it wasn't just the X Factor gang in attendance, Kimberley Walsh, Myleene Klass, Alesha Dixon, Jason Donovan and Donny Osmond also got their glad rags on.

Both Myleene and Kimberley opted for striking red dresses, while Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha flashed her pins in a flirty white mini dress.

Ahead of the dinner, Gary tweeted: 'So excited for tonight's Music Industry Trust award dinner. Looking forward to catching up with family, friends and colleagues.'

White hot: Alesha Dixon looked cute in a flirty white mini dress

White hot: Alesha Dixon looked cute in a flirty white mini dress

White hot: Alesha Dixon looked cute in a flirty white mini dress

He told his Take That bandmate Robbie Williams, who was a short distance away turning the Christmas lights on Oxford Street, to hurry up and join the party.

Gary wrote on Twitter: '@robbiewilliams get those lights switched on and then get round here for a sing song.'

Dapper: Jason Donovan (left) and Donny Osmond also attended

Dapper: Jason Donovan (left) and Donny Osmond also attended

Dapper: Jason Donovan (left) and Donny Osmond also attended