X Factor judge Gary Barlow has confirmed that the current series of the talent show will be his last.

The BBC reports that during Saturday night's show, Barlow told his group Rough Copy: "I've been here for three years and I'm so glad that for my last year on the show I get to mentor you guys."

Barlow had previously denied reports that he was leaving the show.

He is due to release his first solo album in 14 years next month.