After Gareth Gates’ embarrassing fling with Jordan, porn presenter Abi Titmuss made a play for the ‘Pop Idol’ runner-up after he performed at the Public Players charity bash at top London restaurant Taman Gang. “Abi was flirting for Britain but Gareth wasn’t interested – so she just returned to her pals,” an insider told the Sunday Mirror.
Gareth Gates Facing Axe From BMG & Simon Cowell
March 19, 2004 – The Mirror reports Gareth’s career is in trouble, as he faces the axe from both BMG and his co-manager Simon Cowell. “Gareth has reached the end of a two album deal with his label and they are deciding whether they want to exercise the option on further albums,” an industry source explained. “In other words, they are deciding whether they want to keep him or drop him altogether. They want to see what songs he comes up with. If they are considered good enough for a further album his contract will be renewed and he will stay with the label. But if the songs aren’t up to scratch, then it will all be over. And he’s in a similar position with Cowell.”
Gareth Gates In Career Crisis
March 7, 2004 – The Sun reports Gareth is rethinking his image after disappointing turnouts for his tour dates last week, where none of the six venues produced a sellout crowd. “He knows this is a terrible sign,” a pal of Gareth’s revealed. “He is worried he’s on the way out.”
Gareth Gates Blotto
March 2, 2004 – The Sun reports Gareth went on a four-hour champagne bender following his Birmingham gig on Sunday and took to the piano to massacre Take That classics. The boozed up singer was caught on camera, check out the pictures here.
Gareth Gates Beats His Stammer
February 29, 2004 – The Glasgow Daily Record reports Gareth has been working on his stuttering issue for the past year as the singer prepared to showcase his progress to fans on his UK tour, which kicked off Saturday in Glasgow. 27-year-old Michael Hay from Thornliebank, Glasgow, was brought in to be Gareth’s personal speech coach for the last three months, helping him overcome his stammer. “The way the course evolves is that once you can, you go on to help others,” Hay explained. “One of the goals Gareth has is that he wants to be a coach and a coach instructor on the program one day. I know for a fact he is going to be very good at it. The last goal we had is going to be done at the SECC tonight. We are really excited and it’s the reward for a lot of hard work.”
Gareth Gates Has Soap Opera Back-Up Plans
February 26, 2004 – Ann Montini of Sky News hears that Gareth is hoping to land a stint in the hit teen soap ‘Hollyoaks’. The ‘Pop Idol’ runner-up told a source: “If my singing career goes then I would love to try acting.”