Former Pop Idol winner Will Young has described former main judge Simon Cowell as a ‘bully’ as he admits he prides himself on standing up against ‘those in power’
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Will Young has admitted that he still gets a jolt when it comes to ‘bullies’ like Simon Cowell in Pop Idol.
The singer, who won the talent contest 20 years ago in 2001, impressed judges Pete Waterman, Nicki Chapman and Neil Fox when he appeared on the first series of the iconic singing competition. statue – but chief judge Simon is always a little more demanding when it comes to it. to share this opinion on Will’s performance.
When he won Pop Idol, Will was only 22 years old, and looking back on his experience, he said he felt proud to stand in front of the notorious judge.
The Leave Right Now singer recounts: “From the first time I came forward to denounce Simon Cowell’s bullying as a judge, I felt it was my responsibility if those who had no voice could not clarify. some of the things that I do for that.
“It’s very satisfying and I get a lot of joy out of it,” he said PinkNews.
“We all have times when we need to stand up for ourselves. I’ve got a degree in politics, I’ve been to protest, I’m very uninterested in seeing people suffer abuse of any kind. .
“And it’s really not just for me when I speak out, but for everyone else, he’s been horrible.
“Bullyers, they’re only as strong as the power you give them, and he doesn’t have any power over me so I don’t consider **t.”
The top hitmaker continued: “We’ve seen people in positions of power who can give you ‘opportunity’ and can abuse that for entertainment value, and I wouldn’t get it. that.”
“I was very moved by how the other person treated me by the fact that I felt he was trying to sabotage me.
“I’m very proud of it – especially for speaking up for others, I think.”
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Will’s confession comes amid rumors that the Pop Idol will return after the show celebrates its twenty-year anniversary.
The show ran from 2001 to 2003 and is the iconic show that launched Will and Gareth Gates’ careers.
The iconic series, which debuted 20 years ago in October 2001, established the blueprint for future hit TV series including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK.
Mirror has reached out to Simon’s representatives for comment on this story.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/young-proud-himself-standing-up-27102079 Will Young is proud of himself for 'bullying' Simon Cowell on Pop Idol