Rylan Clark-Neal buries hatchet with Gary Barlow after savage 7-year feud

Rylan Clark-Neal has laid to rest his long-running beef with Gary Barlow seven years after they locked horns on The X Factor .

The Strictly: It Takes Two host buried the hatchet with the Take That singer at a showbiz party last night, where they were pictured cuddling up together.

Rylan tweeted the sweet snap, captioning it: "After 7 years….. we're good."

He added a red heart and tagged Gary in it, who responded with a thumbs up emoji and another heart.

The two men clashed when Gary was sitting in for Simon Cowell as a judge on the 2012 series of X Factor – and Rylan was one of the most controversial hopefuls to get through to the finals.

Gary made no secret of the fact he didn't rate Rylan's vocals and even stormed off set when his former enemy got through the first week of eliminations over his preferred act, Carolynne Poole.

Their animosity towards each other quickly got personal, with Gary critiquing Rylan's performance one week by telling him: "I'm glad you learned the trick that when you pull the mic away – we don't hear what you're singing."


Fiesty Rylan hit back on Twitter , telling him: "I'd rather be 'absolute s***' than just stand there and sing the same old stuff every week on the spot… #boreme @GBarlowOfficial."

He later branded the judge 'Gary Bore-low' and pranked him by pretending to pick the Take That hit Back For Good as one of his tracks later on in the competition, before getting a fake tattoo of his rival on his back for a mag shoot.

Gary clearly knew when he was beaten, however, when he lashed out at Louis Walsh for sending the elimination to Deadlock.

"[Rylan] clearly entertains some people. Let me tell you one thing, those kind of acts… they're not for me," Gary said on Xtra Factor.

"When I came to do this job I wanted to be the one to find great talent and bring on the young singers."

But whatever he said, whatever he did, he didn't mean it – and it seems to be all water under the bridge now that the pair have kissed and made up.

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