Gary Barlow really couldn't make himself any more endearing to people, as his next act will be to sell his record company, Future Records, so that he can spend more time with his family. What a guy.

The Take That and Diamond Jubilee mastermind told The Sun that he is tired of juggling so many different responsibilities, and the first of his duties to go is Future Records. The artists signed to Future Records, which includes Aggro Santos amongst others, will now be re-housed by Future's parent company Universal.

Barlow told the newspaper: "It's been a very difficult decision but it came down to time. I've had a lot going on recently and I want to spend more time with my family."

The X Factor judge has had a whirlwind 2012, with highs and lows affecting him throughout the year. His work on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations earned him an OBE earlier for services to the entertainment industry and to charity and in November he was honoured for his contribution to the music industry with a Music Industry Trust award. It hasn't been all good for Barlow though, as his daughter Poppy was stillborn in August, although this didn't prevent Barlow from performing at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics only weeks after. After such a year, you can hardly blame him for wanting to slow things down.