The radio DJ spoofed Young's hits on his birthday in 2009 with reference to his sexuality.
The singer's twin brother has died at the age of 41 after a long battle with mental health and addiction.
The singer believed Boris Johnson's speech to the nation on Sunday was 'obtuse, weird and confusing'.
Will Young has slammed Jeremy Clarkson's The Grand Tour and threatened to report the show to Ofcom over ' repulsive homophobic jokes'.
Piers Morgan has been slammed for his 'absolute ignorance' after making fun of Will Young's post-traumatic stress disorder.
Will Young has finally revealed the REAL reason behind his Strictly Come Dancing exit last year, following his altercation with head judge Len Goodman.
Former Strictly star Will Young has reportedly refused to attend the Strictly finale – after he quit the show earlier this year citing ‘personal reasons’.
The pressure is building on the BBC dance show and though you’d think the likes of Olympian Greg Rutherford could handle it, reports have surfaced that the star had a “total meltdown” and threatened to follow Will Young and throw in the towel after he was slammed for his rumba last weekend. Four people stepped in to calm Greg down after acid tongued judge Craig Revel Horwood awarded him and pro dancer Natalie Lowe just four points out of 10 for their “wild” romantic routine, leaving the 29-year-old sportsman fuming. A source told The Daily Mirror newspaper: “Greg had a total meltdown.
Days after it was revealed that the singer brushed his “personal reasons” aside to belt out a few songs a charity gig at the Savoy Hotel, further revelations about his short time on the show have come to light – and they don’t make him look very good at all, it has to be said. As well as apparently not being happy with dance partner Karen Clifton telling him what to do (erm…), it’s also been revealed that Will made her travel for SIX HOURS to meet him for rehearsals – and then didn’t bother turning up. Sources claim that the Leave Right Now singer didn’t fancy making the schlep from his home in Cornwall to London to practice his ham-fisted salsa, so insisted on Karen making the 280-mile trip by train instead. “He described London as having a ‘negative energy.’” Ooookay, Will.
Whatever Will Young’s “personal reasons” were for quitting Strictly Come Dancing last week, they haven’t stopped him hopping back on stage to belt out a song or two. Will Young / Rex The 37-year-old singer popped up at the Savoy Hotel in London on Friday to sing for Barclay’s Spectrum – the high street bank’s LGBT employee network. Will Young and Karen Clifton / WENN/BBC But what happened?! Well, we’re still none the wiser, although the Mirror claims that he didn’t exactly strike up a rapport with dance partner Karen Clifton.
Michelle – who followed in Will’s footsteps and won the ITV music competition in 2003, just one year after him – revealed she was delighted that she later had the opportunity to meet the singer, but claims he simply ignored her.
Last week we were all left stunned when Will Young sensationally quit Strictly Come Dancing, simply citing “personal reasons” for his decision. Speculation soon began to circulate that Will had decided to leave the competition due to his altercation with head judge Len Goodman on Saturday night, with Len criticising the star’s routine for a lack of traditional Salsa dance moves. Now a source has confirmed that the incident with Len was the “final straw” for Will, with the singer reportedly being left furious by the critique.
Strictly Come Dancing bosses have allegedly slashed Will Young’s pay cheque since his departure from the show. “Due to personal reasons, Will Young has decided to withdraw from Strictly Come Dancing,” a spokesperson confirmed.
Strictly Come Dancing fans were left stunned last night when Will Young sensationally pulled out of the popular BBC One competition.
It was reported last night that Will Young had dropped out of Strictly Come Dancing due to “personal reasons” and show bossses have now confirmed that they won’t fill his spot with Tameka Empson. Tameka broke down in tears when she was told she was leaving the dancing competition on the weekend and her fellow contestant Judge Rinder declared it “depressing” to see her go. Black TV presenter Melvin Odoom was the first celebrity to be booted off the talent competition and the BBC were forced to defend themselves against accusations of racism, to which they said they have “no control over the way viewers at home voted”.
This series of Strictly Come Dancing hasn’t been without its fair share of drama, and last night we were served another shock as it was announced that Will Young had left the competition. The exact reason behind Will’s departure has not been confirmed, with the popular singer simply stating “personal reasons” as he admitted that he was leaving with “a heart full of joy”. Shortly after the news broke, we caught up with Will’s ‘Strictly 2016’ classmate, Melvin Odoom, and he reassured us that the star is getting all of the support that he needs from the fellow celebrities and professional dancers.
Strictly Come Dancing fans have told BBC bosses reeling from Will Young’s shock departure EXACTLY what they need to do. Yep, bring Tameka Empson back! The much-loved EastEnders actress made her exit after losing a dance-off to Laura Whitmore at the weekend, with some viewers even claiming the show’s fans are racist for booting her off because she hardly put a foot wrong.
Strictly Come Dancing literally only returned to our screens on Saturday night, yet somehow the BBC have already been forced to deny fix claims. Everybody’s favourite dance show was back with an explosion of glitter, sequins and excitement as this year’s celebrity contestants found out which professional dancer they had been paired with for the series. Calling the favoured pro dancers “the show’s darlings”, James claimed that they were constantly paired with the celebs who’d had the most dance experience.
The pair have been close since they attended Manchester University together and the straight-talking criminal barrister, who fronts his self titled daytime TV show, was even best man at the actor’s wedding to Sophie Hunter. Judge Rinder told The Sun newspaper: “My friends will be in the front row cheering me on. Would Benedict be good at dancing?
Let’s face it, we’re already placing bets on who will be lifting the famous glitterball trophy in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, aren’t we? Turns out, Will Young is a budding ballerina – and has been having training for yonks!
According to reports, they will be warned about the vulnerabilities of starting their rehearsal training while experiencing relationship difficulties, and will be offered advice on how to cope with the pressures. Former contestants claimed by the Strictly curse so far include Countdown presenter Rachel Riley, who split from her husband after just 15 months of marriage following her appearance on the show in 2014, and later went public with her new relationship with professional partner Pasha Kovalev.
It’s official, pop star Will Young has been confirmed as the second celebrity to take part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The ‘Evergreen’ singer will join former Labour MP Ed Balls on dance floor and compete for the famous Glitterball trophy.
A rescue pony at a sanctuary which is supported by Will Young has tragically died after a vicious attack that’s being blamed on vile internet trolls. Will Young, who owns a hideaway home on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, is a big supporter of the nearby Shires Holt charity, which is run by Pip and Kerrie Lovelock and works to rescue horses.