The Sunday People reports ‘Pop Idol’ judge Simon Cowell once drunkenly insulted the show’s winner Will Young, saying he wasn’t as good as runner-up Gareth Gates. “I grovelled an apology later,” Simon recalled.
Will Young 29th Most Irritating Person
October 8, 2002 – The Mirror’s 3AM Girls have named Will as their 29th most irritating person. They say, “To be fair, you have to admit the 23-year-old can hold a tune, but your enthusiasm is diminishing because he keeps doing covers.” They also criticized his brushing off of fans, saying “his five seconds of fame have gone to his head.”
Gareth Gates & Will Young Go Their Separate Ways
October 3, 2002 – Will tells Newsround that after his current UK tour with Idol runner-up Gareth Gates, the pair will go on their separate ways. “I think that after the tour we will go our separate ways,” he said. “My album’s coming out, his album will come out in the future. It’s a nice parting – a friendly farewell!” Read more.
Gareth Gates, Will Young & Craig David At TOTP Awards
September 13, 2002 – Ananova reports Gareth, Will and Craig are set to perform at this year’s Top Of The Pops Awards at the Manchester Evening News Arena on November 29. Pop Idol winner Young said, “To be asked to perform at the Top Of The Pops Awards is fantastic.”