Take That star Gary Barlow has revealed that he would have loved to have been in '80s chart-toppers Wham!.

The 42-year-old Patience singer made the comment while discussing '80s week on the X Factor live shows.

Barlow said: "I always wanted to be in Wham!. In fact, I still do. They'd be great as a three-piece. You're really only getting started with a two-piece - they should definitely be a three."

When asked who he thinks will excel with the show theme, he replied: "I'm not sure anyone is really suited to the '80s. Not even the overs [over 25s] as they're all younger than me!"

Digital Spy also quotes Barlow as saying: "We can expect great songs though and all the acts are putting their own twist on them to make them current and relevant now."