Gareth Gates and his wife Suzanne welcome a 7lb 8oz baby girl named Missy. “We are so excited. Missy is beautiful and we can’t wait to spend time together as a family,” the 24-year-old ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up said. Watch a report from ITN below.
Gareth Gates checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@garethgates) on Friday (January 16) as his role in the pantomime ‘Cinderella’ comes to an end and before his lead role in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ begins. The ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up tells readers:
Well it’s almost over! Only a few more days left of me being Prince Charming. I’ve had loads and loads of fun and have met some wonderful people along the way. I’m actually quite sad it’s all finished. However, I’m really excited to be the next Joseph. Rehearsals start as soon as I’ve finished panto, and VERY excited about opening night (My official opening night is 9th Feb). Hope you’ve all got your tickets! Already had the fitting for the loin cloth, and it fits well, even though I’m actually quite nervous to be onstage practically naked! (I have been in the gym lots though.) Suzanne’s doing fine too, getting bigger and bigger everyday. Thank you all for the support you’ve given me throughout my time at panto. It means a lot. A special thank you to Vera who must of come to the show about 20 times! What was everyone’s favorite moment in the show? Oh and Happy New Year! Lots of love, Gareth x
Gareth Gates To Star In ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
November 26, 2008 – Gareth Gates is replacing Lee Mead as the star of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ on London’s West End. Gareth spoke with ITN about the role.
“I feel really, really fantastic,” the ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up said of winning the role. “It’s one of the best days of my life. Ever since a child, I’ve always wanted to play the role, and the first time I was ever one stage and was ever involved in music, I was 8 years old, playing Joseph.”
Watch the interview below.
‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up Gareth Gates checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@garethgates) on Monday (January 21) after skating on ‘Dancing On Ice’ over the weekend. Gates writes:
Well what did you think? Gareth Skates did OK didn’t he? I loved it last night. I had such a good time, and when I re-watched the performance afterwards, I realized that I really was enjoying it. I practiced so hard last week and I think it really showed, especially in the judges’ scores. A massive thank you to everybody who voted for me – it really means a lot to stay in another week, and you’ll be glad to know that I was already back in the rink today learning my next routine. My partner Maria has been amazing as well and Jayne and Chris, they really all are fantastic teachers. I LOVE SKATING!
Anyway I’ve got to go – sorry it’s a short one but I’ve gotta get practicing : )
Gareth Gates ‘Skates Are For Skating. Not For…’ No.1
January 18, 2008 – Gareth is out with a comedy bit ‘Skates Are For Skating. Not For…’, which ends encouraging fans to vote for the singer in the British reality competition ‘Dancing On Ice’. The first one, demonstrating skates aren’t for slicing produce, has since been removed from YouTube.
Gareth Gates Thanks Fans For ‘Dancing On Ice’ Support
January 14, 2008 – Gareth checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@garethgates) on Monday (January 14) after his premiere on ‘Dancing On Ice’ over the weekend. He writes:
Firstly let me start with a huuuuuuge thank you to everybody that voted for me on last night’s Dancing On Ice. I was so nervous but I actually thought it went really well. What did you think of the outfit?
Obviously I am pleased that the first one is out of the way, and now I can’t wait to get stuck in – I love it! I’ve started training for the next routine already and it’s going to be fantastic.
Thanks again for getting behind me – the messages and good luck cards have been brilliant and really make me want to get out there again.
Bring on Sunday!
‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up Gareth Gates checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@garethgates) on Friday (January 11), ahead of his debut on the ITV1 reality competition ‘Dancing on Ice’. Gareth writes:
Well here we are… the first performance is on Sunday and I am really nervous and excited at the same time if that makes sense? The closer it gets, the more nervous I feel thinking about it but I have put in so much hard work over the last few weeks that I feel excited to get out there and show you all just what I can do. Aaargggh! I’ve got butterflies in my tummy : )
Thank you all so much for the support so far and don’t forget to vote for me after the performance. For all those that don’t know yet, ‘Dancing On Ice’ starts on Sunday at 5.50pm on ITV1.
I would also like to say a big thank you to everyone for your wonderful messages and beautiful flowers, following the announcement of my engagement to my now fiance Suzanne. We both really appreciate all your good wishes. Anyway – time to get back to rehearsals… keep everything crossed for Sunday!
Suzanne Mole and her longtime boyfriend Gareth Gates are now engaged after the ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up proposed to the dancer on New Year’s Eve. “I have some really exciting news I want to share with you,” Gates wrote on his official web site on Thursday (January 3). “After a great Christmas I proposed to Suzanne on New Year’s Eve, and she said yes! We are both extremely happy and look forward to planning our wedding and life together.” The 23-year-old singer and Mole, 32, have been dating for five years.
‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up Gareth Gates checked in with fans in front of his Christmas tree, wishing them all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
“Oohhh it’s freezing,” Gates said. “It’s that time already. Winter and almost Christmas. In fact, before you caught me I was playing with my Christmas baubles, which is nice. I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas. It’s been a fantastic year. It’s been a great year for me and a great year for you guys, and next year I’m sure is going to be even more exciting. There’s lots of exciting things which I’m bursting to tell you about. Have a great Christmas, eat lots, drink lots. I certainly will be. See you in the new year.”
Watch the clip below.
Gareth Gates’ Fish Tank Webcam
June 18, 2007 – ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Gareth Gates checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace on Monday (June 18). “Hiya! Have u all seen www.eyetuna.com,” he asked. “Aren’t my fish beautiful? Thank you for all ure name suggestions by the way. In case you haven’t seen the video in the Gareth section we chose Bubbles and Wonda! We’ve had a great response from some of you already… watch out for more fish news! In fact the fish are so popular they have their own myspace page. Lol! www.myspace.com/eyetuna. And before I forget… where are all your fish face pictures? I’m waiting to see what you all come up with!”
Gareth Gates Q&A
June 8, 2007 – Popjustice caught up with ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up Gareth Gates, asking about how he felt when his first record label dropped him. “It was hard at first, but it is funny how life spins itself around and I’ve signed a bigger, better deal now, plus I’ve been given more freedom,” he responded. “I’ve got more involved in the record, creatively, this time around.”
Asked what steps he’s taken to make sure he doesn’t get dropped again, Gates said, “I’m working as hard as I can at my end and that’s all I am able to ask of myself. I’ve always been with 19 Management and Simon Fuller has always believed in me, so even when we did move away from BMG, we knew there would be another deal waiting for me.” Read more.
Jordan Refuses To Meet With Ex Gareth Gates
April 14, 2007 – Balloon boobed pin-up Jordan tells Neil Sean of Sky News she has no plans to accept Gareth Gates’ recent offer to meet up with the ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up after their famous fling which he initially denied, but since admitted otherwise. “No thanks, he lied about about me and I don’t forgive or forget,” Katie Price said. “He must have a new single out, that’s why he’s talking about me.”
Gareth Gates tells The Sunday Mirror plans for him to perform naked in a specially built shower at London’s G-A-Y night at the Astoria last night were pulled due to safety concerns. “The club was worried I could get electrocuted,” the ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up explained.
Gareth Gates King Of Popworld Q&A
April 1, 2007 – Popworld spoke with Gareth Gates in a Q&A and asked the ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up if he would change anything about the music industry as the “King of Popworld”. Gates responded, “That’s a hard one. I’ve recently signed a new deal with Universal so at the minute everything’s nice. I like the current climate of the industry because it’s gone very much back to live music and there’s very few bands and artists around that can’t cut it which I think is a good, healthy thing. I’m obsessed with Keane at the moment. The first album, Hopes And Fears, is just incredible. I went to see them play Wembley about a month ago and it was just incredible. Tom’s voice is second to none.”
‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up Gareth Gates spoke with The Sun about how he’s been able to conquer his stammer and what he had to say about his much talked about fling with balloon boobed pin-up Jordan.
“I’ve spent the last three years working on my speech,” he said. “I’d never say I’m cured because that’s the wrong way to look at it. But being able to speak has changed my life.” As for Jordan: “The truth is we did have a relationship. She was made to look foolish because I denied it all, and I regret that. I don’t blame her for slagging me off over it. I don’t regret my relationship with Jordan. I’ve never bumped into her anywhere but I do hope I will so I can have a chat with her and apologize.”
Gareth Gates Needs Fans’ Support
October 28, 2006 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports Gareth has made a new TV documentary detailing his falling out with Simon Cowell. “Fans will be shocked at my musical direction but I hope they will stick by me,” Gates said of his third album. “I really need their support now.”
Gareth Blames Pop Flop On Simon
April 18, 2006 – Ann Montini of Sky News reports Gareth wants to tell his side of the story after losing his record deal. He told a source, “I think my story should be a warning to all. Simon [Cowell’s] famous yet he was supposed to be my manager. How can you do that miles away in the US?”
Gareth Gates Dropped By Sony BMG
April 13, 2006 – The Sun reports that Gareth was dropped by music chiefs at Sony BMG on Wednesday (April 12). “The record label felt there was no way for them to take Gareth’s career forward,” a source explained. “He had been working hard on trying to relaunch himself with a new sound and new image. But his latest material wasn’t strong enough to compete with fresh talent being churned out on programs like ‘X Factor’.”
Buffed Up Gareth Gates Plots ’06 Comeback
December 7, 2005 – The Daily Star reports that Gareth is planning a comeback soon. “He went away a boy but he’s coming back with a six pack and pecs,” a source revealed. “We want to show everyone he has grown up.” As for the sound of the new album, the source added, “He’s a priority for 2006 and has a Simon Webbe and Ronan Keating middle-of-the-road sound.”
The People reports that ‘Pop Idol’ season one runner-up Gareth Gates has secretly wed girlfriend Suzanne Mole. “They’re over the moon,” a friend said. The 21-year-old singer met the 30-year-old dancer at an awards bash three years ago.
Gareth Gates Readies Rockin’ Makeover
January 29, 2005 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Gareth is set to release a new rocking album and a revamped image, which includes long hair and stubble. “I am re-launching in March and the sound is different, so different it could just be the hit I crave,” Gates told a spy.
Gareth Gates And Simon Cowell’s Relationship Sours
August 21, 2004 – The Mirror reports that ‘Pop Idol’ Simon admits his relationship with the show’s season one runner-up Gareth has soured because he’s not convinced Gareth should follow his desired path of putting out serious” R&B music on his next album. “I didn’t think that was right for him,” the music mogul said, “so, in future, he won’t be working so closely with me.”
Gareth Gates Won’t Seek Revenge On Jordan
July 27, 2004 – Gareth tells Sky News he won’t hit back at Jordan for revealing their affair in her book. “It’s a bit sad really that she has to use me to sell her book,” he said. “But I have nothing nasty to say about her – she was nice at the time.”
Gareth Gates Ponders Return To Classical Roots
May 14, 2004 – The Daily Star claims that according to family and friends of Gareth, he’s about to follow former Hear’Say star Myleene Klass into the world of classical music. Gareth’s family told fans: “Gareth wouldn’t be bothered even if he was released. He’d go back to his classical roots… Gareth has never stopped loving classical, and would love to play piano or sing opera.”
‘Pop Idol’ runner-up Gareth Gates posted an message to fans on his official website on Tuesday (May 11). Gates writes, “Hey Guys, Gareth here. Just wantt to say thank you so much for your support. As ever you have allbeen really brilliant and it makes such a difference so thank you. I haven’t been dropped as rumors have suggested – in fact I’m actually working on new material and I’m really, really happy so don’t worry. Take care and I’ll see you very, very soon. Love you all, Gareth.”
Gareth Gates Not Dropped
May 11, 2004 – A message on Gareth’s official website posted Monday says that despite reports in the paper over the weekend, they can confirm that Gareth has not been dropped. Tim Bowen, Chairman of BMG Records said: “This is ridiculous. We have not dropped Gareth Gates. He is currently in the studio recording new material.” 19 Entertainment added “Gareth is an extremely talented musician and 19 Entertainment are committed to him. His performance at the Royal Hall was fantastic and, everyone attending fully enjoyed it – particular his acoustic version of ‘Sunshine’ which went down a storm!”
Gareth Gates To Split From Major Record Label
May 8, 2004 – More details on Gareth’s label troubles with BMG from The Mirror, who claim the ‘Pop Idol’ runner-up’s career is in trouble. “The fact is he’s just not selling – and it’s not only his records. There were far too many empty seats on his tour,” a label insider revealed. A spokeswoman for Gareth claimed, “Whatever happens with BMG he’ll remain with 19 Management.” A source added, “He’ll have a deal in effect. But it’s not the same as being with one of the big hitters.”
BMG Drops Gareth Gates
May 7, 2004 – The Sun reports Gareth has been dropped by recording label BMG. “It has finally happened. Gareth’s time at BMG records has come to an end,” a BMG insider revealed. “He’s a lovely chap with great resilience but he simply doesn’t sell records any more. There were initial meetings two months ago saying he was to be canned but the final decision didn’t come until very recently. To be honest, there were a few big players who saw Gareth at the Royal Albert Hall a few weeks ago and they weren’t very impressed. It’s the end of an era in pop. There’s no doubt that just a couple of years ago Gareth was the biggest pop star in Britain.”
Michael Jackson To Pen Track For Gareth Gates?
March 31, 2004 – Sky News reports Gareth may be getting help in reviving his failing pop career by the King of Pop himself. They hear Michael Jackson wants to write a song for the stuttering singer’s third album.