Former Blue star Simon Webbe tells The Sun Usher and former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake are ripping off Michael Jackson. “I don’t think anyone’s doing what I’m doing,” he said. “I think with today’s R&B they’re all just doing what Michael was doing. You’ve got Usher and Justin and all the harmonies they’re using are heavily influenced. That sound has been overdone now. I try to be different.” The story at thesun.co.uk has since been removed.
September 23, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “What a nice crowd. You sound like Michael Jackson when he heard there was a new Tickle Me Elmo doll.”
The 2006 Denby Dale Festival
August 16, 2006 – Former Atomic Kitten stars Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton, former Blue star Simon Webbe, and ‘X Factor’ champ Steve Brookstein performed ath The 2006 Denby Dale Festival in Denby Dale, England on Sunday (August 13).
Bananas & Cream Are Simon’s Dream
February 14, 2006 – Former Blue star Simon Webbe tells More magazine: “I love it when a girl gets out a banana and covers it in a topping like cream or honey. Then she sits next to you on the sofa and slowly wraps her mouth around it.”
Simon Visits ‘GMTV Today’
February 11, 2006 – Former Blue star Simon Webbe dropped by ‘GMTV Today’ to talk about the success of his solo career, his visit to Los Angeles to discuss doing the score for a film, and their conversation with Elton John about Blue’s “shelf life”. GM.tv has since removed the video.
Simon Checks In With Fans
February 9, 2006 – Former Blue star Simon Webbe checked in with fans on his official website’s forum on January 23rd. Afterwards, a video clip of him logging on the website and offering a message for fans was posted. Check out SimonWebbe.net for the forum postings and video message in Win or Real formats.
Simon Chats With Capital FM’s Schooly
December 3, 2005 – Simon Webbe was incredibly excited to be back at Capital FM chatting with Schooly. The former Blue star talked about his new album ‘Sanctuary’, what it is like to be a solo artist and the buzz he gets from performing to his fans.
The 8-minute interview at capitalfm.com has since been removed.
Simon Strikes Out With Janet Jackson
August 23, 2005 – Former Blue star Simon Webbe spoke with The Sun about meeting his hero, Janet Jackson, and blurting out the wrong line. “You’re over my bed,” Simon told the singer, “She looked horrified. I tried to explain I was talking about a poster, but it made it worse. I don’t know why I said it. I think it was the drink.”