Gareth Gates

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Pop Singer
Date of Birth July 12, 1984
Place of Birth Bradford, England
Age 36 years old
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Gareth Paul Gates is an English singer-songwriter. He was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. Gates has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK. He is also known for having a stutter, and has talked about his speech impediment publicly. Gates used the McGuire Programme to manage the problem and is now a speech coach with the programme. In 2009, Gates moved into musical theatre, playing the title role in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre. In 2009–2011, Gates completed an eighteen-month stint as Marius, initially in the touring production and then in the West End production of Les Misérables. He also took the roles of Eddie in the musical Loserville, Warner in Legally Blonde in 2012 and Dean in Boogie Nights the Musical in Concert in 2013. He was part of the pop group 5th Story, set up for The Big Reunion.

Birth name: Gareth Paul Gates
Born: July 12, 1984, West Bowling, West Yorkshire, England
Origin: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Genres: Pop
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 2002–present
Labels: RCA / BMG (S Records) / 19 Recordings (2002–2006), UMTV /19 Recordings, (2006–2007), RCA Records (2009–present)
Associated acts: 5th Story, Dane Bowers, Kavana, Kenzie, Adam Rickitt, Will Young
Website: Gareth Gates's Official site
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About Gareth Gates

English pop singer who finished second in the first season of Pop Idol. He has appeared in several musicals and released hits like "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)."

Before Fame

He sang a choir solo for the Queen of England at age eleven.


He has had four #1 singles since 2002, including "Unchained Melody" and "The Long and Winding Road."

Family Life

He was married to dancer Suzanne Mole from 2008 to 2012; they have a daughter named Missy. He later began dating soap star Faye Brookes.


He came in second place on Pop Idol behind Will Young.

Information related to Gareth Gates

  • Pop Idol contestants
  • Musicians from Bradford
  • 19 Recordings artists
  • Sony BMG artists
  • English male musical theatre actors
  • English pop singers
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Latest information about Gareth Gates updated on January 22, 2021.