Rylan Clark-Neal and Gary Barlow have buried the hatchet years after their falling out on The X Factor.

When Rylan was a contestant in 2012 Gary didn’t hide the fact he wasn’t a fan.

But that’s all water under the bridge now as Rylan and Gary met up at a showbiz event recently and posed for a picture.

The two men, both bespectacled, had big smiles and their arms around each other for the friendly snap, which Rylan captioned: ‘After 7 years….. we’re good.’

Gary retweeted Rylan’s pic and added a thumbs up emoji and a heart.

We need to know more – who made the first move? Who apologised to who? And more importantly, when is their duet coming out?

The Take That star, who was a judge at the time, famously stormed off the show when Rylan made it through the first week of eliminations over contestant Carolynne Poole.

At the time he called Rylan a ‘joke act’ and gave incredibly harsh feedback, including: ‘I’m glad you learned the trick that when you pull the mic away – we don’t hear what you’re singing.’

Rylan also blasted Gary on Twitter back then, saying: ‘I’d rather be ‘absolute s***’ than just stand there and sing the same old stuff every week on the spot… #boreme @GBarlowOfficial.’

The reality TV star also hit back at the singer by getting a fake tattoo of Gary’s face on his back for a photo shoot the same year, calling the former judge ‘Gary Bore-low’.

On Xtra Factor that week, Gary took a swipe and fellow judge Louis Walsh for sending the elimination to deadlock.

He sniped: ‘We always try and judge it on the last performance, that’s the idea, how can you compare those performances?

‘He (Rylan) clearly entertains some people. Let me tell you one thing, those kind of acts… they’re not for me. When I came to do this job I wanted to be the one to find great talent and bring on the young singers.’

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