The X Factor boss, Simon Cowell, did not hide his resentment when he admitted that he still hates to watch the footage of the final of Pop Idol, because he feels sick when he sees Will Young win.
Although it has been 12 years since the show was on the screens, Simon still hates to watch the footage of the talent show. In his scornful account of the face-off between Will Young and Gareth Gates, Simon has openly expressed his dislike for Will Young.
While speaking on ITV, Cowell has said that he liked Gareth and wished he had won. He also said the fact that Will Young had won made him really disappointed. When Simon met the contestants during the auditioning period, he thought that the Jealousy singer was obnoxious and full of himself. SiCo went on to say that, Will did not like him and he did not like Will, which has not changed even today.
On the other hand, Gates won over Cowell immediately he walked in for the audition. Runner-up Gates, who appeared on ITV’s The Talent Show, said that he had a block, which he thought had wrecked his chance. Cowell admitted that when Will Young’s name was announced as the winner of the talent series, it affected him straightaway; he felt it in his stomach. Nikki Chapman, a fellow judge for the series also admitted that Gates had a beautiful voice, which made them obsessed.