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  Has Gareth become a flop star?
Updated 29 September 2003, 16.34

Gareth Gates' second album has failed to go top 10 - does this mean the bubble has burst for the formerly spiky haired prince of pop?

A year and a half ago it seemed that Gareth was set for pop mega stardom.

Although he lost out to Pop Idol Will Young, his first single went straight to the top of the charts, and his album went in at number two.

He also scored another solo number one plus a couple of joint chart toppers

National Gareth day

Last November he was still riding high, winning four awards at the Smash Hits awards including Best Male.

And that same month fans went as far as marching to Number 10 to demand the Prime Minister declare November the 7th National Gareth Day.

Competition

The Pop Idol loser's latest album, Go Your Own way went into the chart at number 11.

And it was beaten by five other new entries from bands including Nickelback and the Darkness.

And his latest single Sunshine entered the Top 40 at number three. But it quickly slid out of the top ten the following week and is now sitting at number 23.

But on the brighter side he did recently win the prize for Best Male at the Disney Channel Kids Awards.

New Pop Idol

In just a couple of weeks time there will be a new batch of Pop Idol winners - and popular runners up.

Then fans will see if Gareth's days as a Pop Idol star are numbered or whether he really is truly talented.

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