Will was the winner of the first series of Pop Idol, beating
the series favourite Gareth Gates by a narrow margin. He became noticed
following an argument with Simon Cowell who criticised one of his
Since leaving the show, Will has had phenomenal chart success with his
first two albums reaching number one in the UK charts and the third
album reaching number two. In recent years Will has embarked upon an
acting career performing roles in both theatre and screen.
Will studied politics at university but his musical passion grew while
studying musical theatre at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick.
His first hit single ‘Evergreen’, which was a double A-side with
‘Anything Is Possible’, was first recorded by Westlife. The song
appears on their album ‘World of Our Own’, and was released as a
single, only in the Philippines where it reached number 3 in the