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  Final 20 rivals revealed on Popstars
Updated 07 October 2002, 08.12
In the final 20: Anton Gordon and Emma Beard
Anton Gordon and Emma Beard

The final 20 hopefuls in Popstars: The Rivals have been chosen.

10 boys and 10 girls are now battling for places in the two bands - one girl-band and one boy-band - as they set their sights on the Christmas number one.

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The boys
Daniel Pearce, 23
Jamie Shaw, 17
Andrew Kinlochan, 23
Anton Gordon, 19
Matthew Johnson, 16
Nikk Mager, 18
Michael Green, 21
Chris Park, 20
Peter Smith, 23
The girls
Chloe Staines, 18
Nicola Ward, 19
Cheryl Tweedy, 19
Emma Beard, 18
Lynsey Brown, 19
Sarah Harding, 20
Aimee Kearsley, 16
Nadine Coyle, 17
Javine Hylton, 20
Kimberley Walsh, 20
But there was drama as one of the girls who had been selected for the final 10 was kicked out for being too old.

Hazel Kaneswaren - who was eight months pregnant at the time of the auditions - from Dublin in Ireland was just 10 days too old according to the rules.

But 25-year-old Hazel, who was replaced by 20-year-old Kimberly Walsh, did have some good news after having a baby boy on Thursday.

The boys will live in one mansion and the girls in another during the show, with a boy being voted off the show one week and a girl the next until there are just five members of each band left.

Then the two bands are expected to battle it out for the Christmas number one spot.

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More InfoBORDER=0
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PicturesPix of the final 10 boys
PicturesPix of the final 10 girls
Club'Pop music's changing'


Past StoriesBORDER=0
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Pop Idol Hayley to be a host on Popstars 2
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