Will Young At A London Pub

‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young, his twin brother Rupert and a friend enjoyed an afternoon in a pub beer garden on Tuesday (July 10) in London, England.

Water Delivered To Will Young

November 1, 2006 – Will was photographed saying goodbye to a female friend after she delivered him bottles of water on Monday (October 30) in London, England.

Will Young’s Crush On Orlando Bloom

September 11, 2006 – ITV reports openly gay ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young has admitted to having a crush on actor Orlando Bloom. “Unrequited love’s wonderful,” Young said. “You can just sit there and wallow in it and write about it. I have huge unrequited love for Orlando Bloom. I did actually see him in a pub once and I couldn’t finish my food; it was so embarrassing.”

Will Young’s Strip Tease

The Sun reports ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young has created his very own pen for followers called the Tip And Strip, which shows the singer fully clothed until tipped, where he is shown wearing briefs only. The pens will be sold on Will’s Arena tour, which kicks off in Cardiff next week. Check out a photo here.

Will Young Takes Mystery Man For A Spin

July 13, 2006 – ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young looking cozy with a mystery male as they went for a drive in Will’s vintage Porsche in London, England on Tuesday (July 11).

Will Young Takes On Theater Gig

July 4, 2006 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports Will is set to appear in his first ever stage production, taking on a role in Noel Coward’s hit play ‘The Vortex’ for little cash. “I really want the acting experience,” Young said. The singer told a spy, “You have to be multi-skilled in this job to survive. I plan to enjoy my time in all genres of entertainment.”

Will Young Wants To Duet With Posh

After attending David and Victoria Beckham’s pre World Cup bash, ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young is singing the praises of the former Spice Girl, hoping to work with her soon. “I have a song in mind that I have written and she’d be perfect,” he tells Neil Sean of Sky News. “I think the public need to give her a second chance.”

Will Young Looks To Simon To Boost U.S. Success Odds

May 6, 2006 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Will is making an effort to end his feud with Simon Cowell as he hopes to find U.S. success later this year and needs Cowell’s backing. The two originally fell out after Simon backed ‘Idol’ runner-up Gareth Gates on the show in 2002.

Will Young Leaving London Home In Pajamas

May 5, 2006 – ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young was photographed wearing what seemed to be a pair of pajama bottoms and some old shoes, leaving his home in London, England on Friday (April 28).

‘Popworld’ Interviews Will Young

May 3, 2006 – ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young spoke with Alex of ‘Popworld’ in an interview aired Saturday (April 29). The two shouted in a long-distance conversation about his new video, his plans to take a break in a couple years, and before being interrupted by an autograph seeker, revealed what’s next for him. Video at channel4.com has since been removed.

Posh And Becks’ Pre-World Cup Party

Former Spice girl Emma Bunton, Cheryl Tweedy of Girls Aloud, Kelly, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young, and several members of England’s World Cup team were on hand for David and Victoria Beckham’s Pre-World Cup Party on Sunday (May 21) at their home in Sawbridgeworth, England. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Posh Jealous Of Ginger’s Baby Girl Stella

Reveal magazine reports mother of three boys Victoria Beckham is green with envy after ex-Spice Girls bandmate Geri Halliwell gave birth to a girl. A friend revealed, “It’s a really bittersweet moment for Victoria because although she’s delighted for Geri, holding a baby girl of her own is something she is so desperate to do. She’s even chosen a name, Luna, and David is always telling her to keep all her clothes and jewels for their little daughter. Vic and David have got all these books about how to improve your chances of conceiving a daughter. She’s determined that the next Spice baby girl will be hers.”

Posh And Becks To Stay In Spain

On Tuesday’s ITV special ‘David Beckham: A Footballer’s Story’, the hubby of former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham reveals that the couple and their children may stay in Spain after he retires from Real Madrid. “I’m not sure we would now and no one’s more surprised than me about saying this but I don’t want to go back right now,” he said. “We’ve got our house, we’ve got a nice set of friends and the kids are happy.”

Half The Team To Skip Posh & Becks’ World Cup Bash

The People reports that half the England World Cup team will skip former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and hubby David’s party ahead of the soccer challenge. “If David wanted this to be the ultimate team-bonding exercise, forget it,” an event organizer said. “There is a whole stream of stars now not going.”

Will Young Voted All-Time Most Popular British Artist

‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young has been voted the most popular British artist of all time in a poll of radio listeners, beating out Robbie Williams, Sir Paul McCartney, Spice Girls, and more. “What makes it so special is that it’s voted for by the public,” Will said. “I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and made the effort to vote. I’m over the moon.”

Will Young’s Acting Prospects Brighten

April 30, 2006 – Will has been brought in by agency Tavistock Wood after they were impressed with the singer’s big screen debut in ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’. “They look after Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte and new Bond girl Eva Green,” an insider tells The Mirror. “They only look at talented actors. He has three auditions lined up already so it’s looking good.”

Will Young To Concentrate On Acting Career Soon

April 15, 2006 – Will tells Neil Sean of Sky News he’ll be enjoying an extended break between albums to concentrate on filmmaking and acting. “I enjoyed making ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ and, as an artist, I want to look at other options in every field,” the ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ explained. “This might be the last chance for fans to see me in concert for a few years.”

Will Young On His Favorite ‘Who I Am’ Video Scene

April 14, 2006 – ‘Top Of The Pops’ caught up with Will for a Q&A, and asked the ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ what was his favorite scene to film for the ‘Blue Peter’ themed video to his new single ‘Who I Am’.

“I think the elephant scene at the end, because I just think it looks exactly like I’m there, and it’s just very funny,” he said. “And their reactions are very funny, it’s kind of embarrassed laughter and they’re so repressed, that kind of English person in that age… I don’t know when it was… In the ’70s, I think, they’re just so repressed as people and you can just see it in their body language, and it’s just hysterical.”

Could Will Young’s ‘Who Am I’ Video Prompt Legal Action?

April 11, 2006 – The Daily Star reports that ‘Blue Peter’ presenters Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves and John Noakes were not notified by Will Young, who used footage of their younger selves in the music video to his new single ‘Who Am I’. “It would have been nice if they’d have asked me and the other presenters shown if they could use footage of us,” Singleton said. “Maybe a royalty or two would be nice too.” So now there could be a lawsuit involved.

Will Young ‘Who Am I’ Video

Will Young 'Who Am I' single cover

‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young is out with the music video to his new single ‘Who Am I’, from the album ‘Keep On’. Watch it online below.

Will Young Previews New ‘Blue Peter’ Themed Video

March 24, 2006 – ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young spoke with The Sun about the music video to his new single ‘Who Am I’, which portrays him as a host during classic moments of the children’s program ‘Blue Peter’. “I’ve always loved ‘Blue Peter’ and some of the old classic moments are very funny,” he said. “I remember wanting to go to Tracy Island when I was a kid. It was never possible but at least now I’ve been able to have a go at making it. Plus I wanted to get the chance to say ‘Here’s one I made earlier!’ One of the best parts of making the video was getting to wear a Blue Peter badge. I never managed to as a child but finally I’ve got one!” Read more.

Ballet Workout For Will Young

The Sun reports that ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young has been going to ballet classes three times a week to keep fit. “The gym is so boring,” he explained. “Ballet keeps me toned and I really enjoy it. I’m the only guy there. With my leggings and ballet shoes I’m a real Billy Elliot.”

Night Of Dancing And Drinks For Will Young

February 14, 2006 – The People reports that Will Young was snapped with the bouquet of flowers as the ‘Pop Idol’ champ and a friend emerged from a dance club in trendy Notting Hill. “They were there for a while before going to another club over the road,” a photographer observed. “It looked as though they had enjoyed a few drinks and were having a great time.”

Duets Album For Will Young?

February 11, 2006 – Will is feeling the heat from ‘X Factor’ champ Shayne Ward after sales of Young’s latest album ‘Keep On’ haven’t lived up to expectations. Now, Will is planning a duet with Charlotte Church, and the idea now is that he’ll fill an entire album with collaborations in time for Christmas.

Simon Cowell Hits Back At Will Young’s ‘X Factor’ Critique

January 23, 2006 – Ann Montini of Sky News reports that Simon Cowell is responding to talk from Will that Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ show is more about grabbing fame, not about talent. “I am guessing that record sales are not as buoyant right now hence the attack, but I hold no grudge at this point, honestly,” Cowell said.

Will Young Visits ‘GMTV Today’

January 18, 2006 – Will was on ‘GMTV Today’, where he admitted he had a few too many the previous night. Young also discussed his trip to South Africa, his Brits nomination for Best British Male, his role in ‘Mrs. Henderson Presents’, his new single ‘All Time Love’, karaoke with Charlotte Church, and touring with Take That in Robbie Williams’ place. GM.tv has since removed the video.

Charlotte Church And Will Young To Duet At Brits?

In wake of reports that Charlotte Church and Will Young performed karaoke together recently at a pub in Cardiff, The Daily Star reports that the pair will take their act to television with a performance at the Brits. “It has been mentioned, but nothing’s been decided yet,” a spokesperson said. The ‘Pop Idol’ champ and the Welsh songstress share the same record label, and are both nominated for awards at Britain’s most prestigious awards show.

Will Young In The Radio 1 Live Lounge

January 12, 2006 – Will dropped by the Radio 1 Live Lounge on Wednesday (January 11) and told host Jo Whiley what he’s up to and performed his current single, ‘All Time Love’. The ‘Pop Idol’ champ also covered The Pussycat Dolls’ ‘Don’t Cha’ – and he didn’t change the lyrics to “boyfriend”. Audio and pictures have been removed from BBC.co.uk/radio1.

Will Young Visits Radio 2

January 10, 2006 – Will visited Radio 2 for an appearance on The Chris Evans Show on Saturday (January 7). The ‘Pop Idol’ champ talked about his vacation in South Africa, he exchanged presents with Evans, he did a rapid fire Q&A, and he discussed when he realized he was gay. BBC.co.uk has since removed the audio and pictures.

Will Young Answers Fan Questions

January 5, 2006 – Will answered five questions from fans on his official website earlier this week, including if he stays in contact with the show’s runner-up, Gareth Gates. “Yes, I saw Gareth the other day at the 19 [management company] party, he was looking very well and I hear his new stuff is fantastic and is coming out in the New Year,” Young responded.

The other questions and answers at Will-YoungOnline.com have since been removed.

Rachel Stevens Seeks Acting Guidance From Will Young

Rachel Stevens tells The Mirror she asked ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young for advice on how to launch an acting career. “I’ve asked him for guidance now he’s an established actor,” the former S Club star said at the premiere of Will’s movie debut, ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’. She added that being single has been enjoyable and she won’t be looking for a new man any time soon. “To be honest, I love it,” she revealed. “I get to watch whatever I like on TV.”

Will Young Hopes To Get Script Green Lighted

November 27, 2005 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Will is hoping the acclaim he’s received for his big-screen debut ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ will help get his own script a green light. “It’s something I’ve worked on for years,” the ‘Pop Idol’ champ told a source. “It’s semi-autobiographical.”

Rachel Stevens Eyes Freddie Lundberg For Video & Boyfriend Role

November 26, 2005 – Rachel spoke with Neil Sean of Sky News about plans for the video for her upcoming single ‘Crazy Boys’, which she’s hoping will feature soccer star Freddie Lundberg. “It’s all top secret but my dream is to have the lovely Freddie in the video for the song as my boyfriend.” the newly-single former S Club star teased, “I’d like that in real life too, but I’ll start with the video.”

Rachel Stevens Performs At Smash Hits Poll Winners Party

November 25, 2005 – Rachel shocked her fans at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party on Sunday (November 20) by not lip-synching her new single ‘I Said Never Again’. Stevens also received the ‘Most Fanciable Female’ Award at the event.

Rachel Stevens Visits Cool FM

November 22, 2005 – Rachel officially opened the brand new Cool FM POD on October 27th at the Odyssey Pavillion ion Belfast, Ireland. Cool DJ Glen Pavis provided Rachel with a naked picture of himself, which she signed while Glen explained the reason for the nakedness was a bet with his listeners that if ‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex’ didn’t make it to #1 he would get his kit off for a four hour show – the track went in at #2. CoolFM.co.uk has removed the audio.

Will Young Impresses Hollywood Bosses

November 18, 2005 – The Sun reports that Will is so impressive in his role in the British film ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ that Hollywood execs are touting him as the next Hugh Grant. “He is going to the U.S. premiere of ‘Mrs. Henderson’ and is meeting top Hollywood bigwigs when he’s out there,” a spokesman for the ‘Pop Idol’ champ said. “They really like him. Recently the only English gent they’ve had is Hugh Grant. They see Will as a cooler, younger version of that type who can sing, dance and also do comedy. He’s the whole package as far as they are concerned. And his meetings tie in really nicely because next year we’ll be launching his music in the States too.”

Will Young ‘Switch It On’ Video

Will Young 'Switch It On' single cover

‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young is out with the music video to his new single ‘Switch It On’, a spoof of ‘Top Gun’. The track is the lead single off his new album ‘Keep On’, due out November 21st. Watch it online in 256k or 56k formats.

Will Young Learning The Photography Ropes

June 24, 2005 – Radio 1 caught up with Will and asked the ‘Pop Idol’ champ if he was a talented photographer. “You know what, I try and take photographs and every time I take them – I did it today, I went to my nephew’s sports day – I think I’m taking genius photographs but I take really shocking ones,” he explained. “I take photos of a Coke can thinking it will be a still life and it turns out like a dreadful photo of a Coke can. I’ve been getting better. I’ve been taking a lot of self portraits.”

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