Sky News reports Disney bosses are keen to use ‘Pop Idol’ runner-up Gareth Gates in a series of new shows in the U.S. after he caught their attention with the ‘Suspicious Minds’ track on the Disney flick ‘Lilo and Stitch’. “They see him as a global star who will appeal to all ages,” a source revealed. The singer is set to have a series built around him which will feature lots of songs and comedy sketches.
Gareth Gates Is Proud Of His Bradford Roots
September 10, 2003 – The Evening Standard reports Gareth was on damage control following the release of his book ‘Talking Point’ where he revealed that he hides his Bradford background when meeting new people, claiming it’s easier to say he’s from London. “My roots are obviously in Bradford – always have been and always will be,” he said. “I spend as much spare time as I can back there with my friends and family and it’s home to me. When I’m asked where I live, I say London as that’s where I’m based now. But home will always be Bradford and I’m proud of that.”