Gary Barlow offers Louis Walsh an olive branch on X Factor after Rylangate… but it isn't long before they're clashing again
02:44 GMT, 14 October 2012
Gary Barlow was so furious with fellow judge Louis Walsh last Sunday, he couldn't even 'look' at him.
But despite offering an olive branch to the Irish music mogul at the beginning of Saturday's live show, it wasn't long before the pair were clashing again.
Soon the gloves were off after Gary berated Louis for making a bad song choice for Union J the previous week, with the latter accusing the Take That singer of being 'deaf'.
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Olive branch: The show started off well when Gary Barlow offered to start afresh with Louis Walsh following last week's results show
Ahead of the contestants' performances, hosts Dermot O'Leary asked the judges if they were getting on OK after Rylangate.
Gary was furious when Louis took the Sunday results show to deadlock instead of choosing between Over 28s singer Carolynne Poole or Boys' Rylan Clark.
The 41-year-old ended up storming off the stage when he found out Carolynne was being sent home after receiving the lowest votes.
'It's a new day, shake hands': Despite offering his hand, Gary was looking away from Louis
Speaking to camera before the show in a VT, Gary said: 'Sunday night was a disaster. To be honest, I'm having problems looking at Louis at the moment, let alone talking to him.'
On the judging panel, Dermot gave Louis a hard time over his failure to decide between Carolynne and Rylan, but Gary decided to make piece.
Reaching over to the former Westlife manager, Gary said: 'Absolutely. Its a new day Louis, shake hands.'
Dermot joked: 'Good for you… I haven't. Nine years!'
The two songs in, the pair were a loggerheards again when Louis dubbed Gary's act Christopher Maloney: 'Very cruise ship, very cabaret, very pub singer. It was a lazy song choice. It was a little bit cheesy for me.'
Calm down! Louis and Gary kept attacking each other's song choises
That didn't last long: Despite the apparent truce, the two men were making pops at each other throughout the show
Gary interrupted him and told him: 'Don't be stupid.'
He soon got his own back when he attacked Louis's poor song choice for Union J the previous week and said it was good that their mentor hadn't had too much impact into their song choice this week.
Gary also had it in for Louis when he admitted he wasn't impressed with District3's rendition of All-4-One's I Swear.
He told the trio: 'The harmonies were off. The song was in the wrong key…'
After Louis started telling him he was 'deaf', Gary hit back: 'I'm talking Louis! I'm very disappointed tonight.'
Interruption: Gary and Louis started clashing over Christopher Maloney, who the Irish manager had dubbed 'Very cruise ship, very cabaret, very pub singer'
Oh dear: Gary and Louis argued over their acts, while Tulisa and Nicole tried to stay neutral
When it came to Louis's verdict on their performance, he said: 'You're a world class vocal harmony group. Gary, I think you're a bit deaf.'
Gary also criticised Louis again when the latter's final group MK1 performed Jackson Five's I Want You Back.
Dubbing their performance 'a little bit Glee', he added: 'Don't let Louis have too much input into what you sing.'
Perhaps they need a boxing ring: The show was dominated by the two men's jibes
However, Louis got his chance to get his own back when Gary's act Kai Sones sang Rihanna and Eminem's duet I Love The Way You Lie.
Louis said there was 'something missing' from the performance, prompting Gary to say: 'You can't just say there's something missing.'
The Irishman responded: 'I got bored. It's called the X Factor Gary… Gary all the other judges agree. You're doing something wrong here.'