News of the World reports ‘Pop Idol’ judge Pete Waterman went into a rage and stormed off stage when Michelle McManus was announced as the winner. A show insider said the music mogul was disgusted with the outcome, even though he had earlier praised Michelle and predicted in the early stages of the contest that she would win. “Everyone was shocked when Pete went off,” said the source. “He was mumbling about how he wasn’t impressed with the result and that he thought Michelle couldn’t cut it. He left his seat at the front of the audience before Michelle took the stage after being told she was the winner.” Waterman failed to show for the Pop Idol Extra show on ITV2 which followed the live final.
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