Play nice, Gary and Louis! X Factor judges meet for dinner to smooth things over after Rylangate
09:10 GMT, 10 October 2012
Gary Barlow was so angry with Louis Walsh for not saving his act Carolynne Poole on Sunday night, he stormed off The X Factor stage.
But it appeared the two men were trying to make amends as they joined their fellow X Factor judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger for dinner on Tuesday night.
The foursome joined the ITV1 show's host Dermot O'Leary for a cosy dinner for five at the Arts Club in Mayfair last night.
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Friends again Louis Walsh (left) and Gary Barlow (right) arrive at the Arts Club in London on Tuesday night
Not a happy bunny: Gary tweeted on Monday he was finding it hard to get 'motivated' after the weekend's drama
While Louis, 60, looked in good spirits as he arrived for the meal, Gary didn't look too impressed.
No doubt, it would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall during their dinner conversation.
Take That singer Gary, 41, was furious when Louis took Sunday's results show to deadlock, meaning it was up to the public votes to decide the fate of Carolynne or Rylan Clark.
While Nicole had saved her own act Rylan after the sing-off, both Gary and Tulisa opted to save Carolynne.
Glamour: Nicole Scherzinger (left) and Tulisa Contostavlos looked chic for their meal out
Dressed to impress: Nicole looked stunning in a patterned skirt and sheer top, which she paired with a bright red bag and black court shoes
However, former Westlife and Boyzone manager Louis caused confusion when he initially appeared to save Carolynne – evidently the stronger singer – before taking things to deadlock, so she ended up being voted off.
Gary stormed off the stage and later argued with Louis during ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor over his decision.
On Monday, it appeared the singer was still fuming over the outcome of the show, as he tweeted: 'Been hard to get motivated today. @CarolynnePoole good luck. Anything you need I'm here.'
Cheer up: Tulisa looked slightly fed up on the evening out, failing to raise a smile for photographers
Leggy: Tulisa looked good in a black skater dress
The judges' dinner came as it was
reported Gary is very 'frustrated' with the way the show is going after
flamboyant Rylan was saved over his talented act Carolynne.
A source told the Daily Mirror: 'Before
the live shows, Gary was talking all week about the vocal talent this
year and how it was going to be all about the singing on the show.
on the first weekend his act Carolynne was kicked off and tone-deaf
Rylan survived. He says he feels betrayed by Louis and the show.
Here come the boys: X Factor executive producer Richard Holloway, and the show's host Dermot O'Leary also attended the dinner
Helping hand: Louis looked slightly worse for wear as he was helped out of the club following the evening out
'He is very frustrated which is not a good sign so early on in the series.'
Over 3,000 viewers have complained to Ofcom and ITV amidst speculation of a 'fix'.
However, an X Factor spokesperson have vehemently denied Louis was told to bring the decision to deadlock by producers.
Controversial: Rylan divided opinion with his eccentric performance of Spandau Ballet's Gold on Saturday night's show
Battling it out: Rylan was saved over Carolynne Poole after Louis Walsh changed his mind at the last minute and took the vote to deadlock
VIDEO: Gary storms off after Carolynne is sent home…