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Old 31-12-2013, 09:42
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Another year of bum licking and still no knighthood! Oh dear - just what does GB have to do? Will 2014 be yet another year of self-promotion and "charity" work?

Suppose he can always keep his fingers crossed!
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Old 31-12-2013, 10:57
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Hopefully he'll go into a realm of irrelevancy now that he's quitting X Factor? That's if he doesn't torture us with another lame Take That album (sorry ladies).

I'm actually feel nauseous at the prospect of all the other transparent attempts he'll be making in '14
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Old 31-12-2013, 11:02
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Even releasing an album that made Mumford and Sons look like hardcore rock couldn't save him. Better stick to tax avoidance eh Gaz??
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Old 31-12-2013, 11:18
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GB needs to piss off.
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Old 31-12-2013, 11:41
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I'm so fed up of all this knighthood nonsense. Aren't people appreciate they have OBE/CBE/MBE's or whatever. There are so many people who do so much for charity never get any recognition just because GB is a celebrity he gets this ridiculous amount of praise. He's done a few public eye things and he's lucky to have what he got given - same with David Beckham. If every one was given knighthood's then they wouldn't be special would they?
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Old 31-12-2013, 11:49
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I used to like Gary, but I've gone right off him in recent years.

There were quite a few things that made me raise an eyebrow, but I saw him interviewed about going to Afghanistan, and saying he'd been wanting to do some kind of variety show for the troops for ages, then it turned out he could only take one person with him, so he had to plan something else. Then it turned out that the reason he could only take one person to help him entertain the troops, was because his plan was really to make a tv show about him going out there, and he needed space on the plane for a tv crew.
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Old 31-12-2013, 11:57
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Another year of bum licking and still no knighthood! Oh dear - just what does GB have to do? Will 2014 be yet another year of self-promotion and "charity" work?

Suppose he can always keep his fingers crossed!
😂 He's come across as rather desperate hasn't he?
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Old 31-12-2013, 12:17
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I used to like Gary, but I've gone right off him in recent years.

There were quite a few things that made me raise an eyebrow, but I saw him interviewed about going to Afghanistan, and saying he'd been wanting to do some kind of variety show for the troops for ages, then it turned out he could only take one person with him, so he had to plan something else. Then it turned out that the reason he could only take one person to help him entertain the troops, was because his plan was really to make a tv show about him going out there, and he needed space on the plane for a tv crew.
I would agree. I don't watch X Factor but the times I have seen it in recent years he always has such a righteous look on his face.

The problem now is that these honours are now almost being expected. Nobody should be feeling 'snubbed', because that is missing the whole point of it.

The title is supposed to be bestowed as a gift would be, not as a presumed right when you become 'famous' enough.
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Old 31-12-2013, 12:24
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Get ready for a raft of singles for "charity"
agree with everything posted already I hope once he leaves
Xfactor we never see his face on TV again.
Maybe Cameron never got over barlow dragging him by the piano whilst out promoting the tories at the last election.
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Old 31-12-2013, 12:34
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I quite like Gary!

he's harmless and think he's a genuinely nice bloke
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Old 31-12-2013, 14:48
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Can't stand him or his monotone voice.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:59
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Another year of bum licking and still no knighthood! Oh dear - just what does GB have to do? Will 2014 be yet another year of self-promotion and "charity" work?

Suppose he can always keep his fingers crossed!

Oh he's still trying..........really f**king trying.

Doing the World Cup song/video with Gary Lineker.

Just bore off Barlow!!! Mediocre little man who will never ever have any credibility at all.
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Old 05-03-2014, 13:53
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I don't know him, so I'm only going by how he comes over to me. And that is I'm sick and tired of seeing him on my TV screen. I wish he'd get lost. And as for a knighthood...........
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Old 05-03-2014, 14:09
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All my pals are in love with him and I cannot for the life of me understand why?

And his music is zzzz.
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Old 05-03-2014, 14:24
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I used to have respect for the guy when he was in Take That.

He was a great songwriting talent, and I thought it was okay that he was a bit fat. He seemed like an ordinary man.

But ever since he went on that awful diet that made him look ill, too skinny, at the same time he also turned into this grovelling little man who now turns my stomach.

His song writing abilities have also gone down the pan.
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Old 05-03-2014, 20:10
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Oh he's still trying..........really f**king trying.

Doing the World Cup song/video with Gary Lineker.

Just bore off Barlow!!! Mediocre little man who will never ever have any credibility at all.
He physically repulses me. He screams "love me, LOVE ME DAMN IT" from every pore. To me, he oozes boredom and desperation. Perhaps his mother didn't love him enough.

His agent should tell him that being a tory royalist is not cool
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Old 05-03-2014, 20:24
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He physically repulses me. He screams "love me, LOVE ME DAMN IT" from every pore. To me, he oozes boredom and desperation.
He makes my skin crawl. I've NEVER seen such an openly desperate brown-noser in my life.
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Old 05-03-2014, 23:22
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There were quite a few things that made me raise an eyebrow, but I saw him interviewed about going to Afghanistan, and saying he'd been wanting to do some kind of variety show for the troops for ages, then it turned out he could only take one person with him, so he had to plan something else. Then it turned out that the reason he could only take one person to help him entertain the troops, was because his plan was really to make a tv show about him going out there, and he needed space on the plane for a tv crew.
Does he ever do anything sans camera/tv crew?

Anyway - with a bit of luck he may be in the US a bit more if this Neverland musical is successful and he can bore the tits of the yanks for a while!
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Old 06-03-2014, 00:17
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I like him
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Old 06-03-2014, 00:57
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I saw him interviewed about going to Afghanistan, and saying he'd been wanting to do some kind of variety show for the troops for ages, then it turned out he could only take one person with him, so he had to plan something else. Then it turned out that the reason he could only take one person to help him entertain the troops, was because his plan was really to make a tv show about him going out there, and he needed space on the plane for a tv crew.
I didn't think I could lose further respect for him, but he is seriously repulsive!!!
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:02
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Surely his involvement in tax avoidance schemes has crossed him off the list.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:21
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Surely his involvement in tax avoidance schemes has crossed him off the list.
I do hope so. People seem so forgiving of him for that one, whilst others are getting in the newspapers all the time.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:14
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Surely his involvement in tax avoidance schemes has crossed him off the list.
I think if we took tax avoidance as a bar to honours being bestowed - then we'd find well over half of all celebrities (from all fields) being left without letters after their names! I think I'm being rather conservative (small 'c') there - as I'd put the figure more around 90% of them.

Barlow's no different than the rest of them - his just looks a bit more insidious because its masked by all his work for charidee! To be honest - I have more time for those using tax avoidance who do NO charity work - at least they're being honest about their 'squirrelling away'.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:34
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Another year of bum licking and still no knighthood! Oh dear - just what does GB have to do? Will 2014 be yet another year of self-promotion and "charity" work?

Suppose he can always keep his fingers crossed!
He was the same on the X Factor. All he was interested in was giving the crowd what they wanted. He's cringeworthy.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:59
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Doing the World Cup song/video with Gary Lineker.
The funniest thing about this though is the choice of song. They've chosen Gary Barlow's 'Greatest Day' apparently. Given England's woeful performances I can't help but think that Barlow's 'I'd Wait For Life' would be a better choice.
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