The Mirror had some harsh words for Pop Idol loser Gareth Gates after he refused to talk or sign autographs when he performed for the Pepsi Chart Show in London. The 3am girls write, “Word of advice, Gareth. Learn some manners.”
Gareth Gates Rents Plush West London Apartment
May 6, 2002 – Gareth has rented a plush apartment in Kensington, West London for £1,000 a week. A spokeswoman for the singer said, “Gareth has been moving around a lot since starting Pop Idol, so he is very much looking forward to settling into his new place. As far as we know he will be moving in by himself, but he has lots of friends and colleagues in the area, including Will Young, so he is very excited about moving in.”
Gareth Gates Switches Crush From Rachel To Britney
May 5, 2002 – Gareth tells Top Of The Pops magazine he’s over his crush on S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens, but admits to having a “soft spot” for Britney Spears. Gates revealed, “I have to say I’m over Rachel now – I’ve moved on. Not in a nasty way, it’s just that it was a crush when I was younger. I don’t have a crush on anyone at the moment.” He later added, “I just wanna focus on my career really, although Britney is an exception.”
Gareth Gates’ Search Interest Tops Will Young’s
May 4, 2002 – Search interest in the Gareth was actually higher in March than the show’s winner, Will Young, on pay-per search engine Overture.com. The stuttering singer received 52,699 searches during the month, about 15,000 more than Will. As for lyrical interest, there isn’t any – he’s only done covers to this point as he preps his album debut. The most popular misspelling was ‘Garath Gates’. The most searched web site was ggates.co.uk.
Gareth Gates Stays Atop UK Pop Charts
April 1, 2002 – BBC reports Gareth has held the number one spot in the UK singles chart, extending his run at the top to two weeks. Meanwhile, the Pop Idol contestant he lost to, Will Young, dropped two slots to #4 as Ali G and Shaggy’s ‘Me Julie’ hit #2, while Shakira’s ‘Whenever, Wherever’ got the #3 spot.