Gary Barlow has smashed all expectations with his latest string of solo concerts, selling out his run of gigs in just minutes, according to the man himself on Twitter.

With his recent spat with just about everyone on The X Factor, Gary has been looking more and more likely to go his separate way from the show, and with this encouraging reception he has already received for his duo of solo gigs, he might be considering throwing in the towel on the talent show even more.

It has been 11 years since Gary performed his last solo show, and clearly his presence on the road has been missed as tickets for two upcoming shows sold out within an hour of going on sale when they were put online at 9am this morning (Oct 19). The two concerts will take place on the 5th and 6th of December and will go towards raising funds for youth charity The Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Fortunately for some though, a lucky few people will be able to get their hands on the last remaining tickets when they are put up to auction later today, with the bidding going on until November 2nd and being given out to the highest bidder.