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Gareth Gates
Birth name Gareth Paul Gates
Born (1984-07-12) 12 July 1984 (age 32)
Origin Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Genres Pop
Years active 2002–present
Labels RCA / BMG (S Records)
/ 19 Recordings (2002–2006)
UMTV /19 Recordings
(2006–2007)
RCA Records (2009–present)
Associated acts

5th Story
Dane Bowers
Kavana
Kenzie
Adam Rickitt
Will Young

Website garethgates.com

I do find my speech difficult at times, but it's getting so much better as my confidence grows and that's thanks to the position I'm now in, which is totally due to my fans.
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Having my first number one single and being able to travel to places I've never been before has been amazing. The tour was also fantastic. There are so many things which I've experienced this year which I never even dreamed of.
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Before all this happened, I always used to see my stammer as being a negative, all my life, but then when I went on 'Pop Idol,' and the first time I saw it on television, it was really, really bad, but also it made me stand out; it made people remember me. So for the first time in my life, it worked to my advantage.
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I like to have quiet evenings and relax.
I like to have quiet evenings and relax.
Speech and having a stammer is obviously a big part of my life.
Living with a stammer is difficult. It's a daily uphill struggle with emotional baggage weighing you down. You can't be the person you want to be.
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I've got my feet firmly on the ground, I can't see life changing too much. I reckon more girls will talk to me at college and more people will look at me, but they know me for who I am.
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I had a meal in Pizza Hut and the waitress told me I didn't need to pay. So I decided to be a bit cheeky and ask for more pizza and garlic bread.
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I was terrible when I first started skating and was clinging onto the side for dear life, but it's something I'll always have now, and the tour is always so much fun.
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I live for my daughter. Every decision I make is about her and for her. It's great. She's perfect.
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I haven't been the best boyfriend or husband, and that means I don't get to spend every day with my daughter.
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I'm very driven, and I always have been. So I'd like to release a successful album, continue in musical theatre, and be more involved in business.
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Young adults living with a stutter is hard work. How do they handle job interviews? What do they do when the phone rings? How do they 'chat someone up'? All these things the average person takes for granted prove to be a stammerer's biggest challenge.
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Because I see my mum and dad as such amazing friends, I think I'll be a really good dad.
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At the age of 13, I felt it was up to me to decide whether I wanted to go to church or be with my mates, and I chose to go to church.
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I'm part of a speech therapy programme called the McGuire Programme. It teaches you a new way to breathe, a new way to speak, a brand new way of tackling the mind-sets that come with having a speech impediment. Mainly, it teaches you how to slow things down, and that has really helped me.
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Sharing the stage while singing my songs was a bit of a daunting prospect.
As you know, I was a solo singer, something I just got very much used to. Turns out I'm quite enjoying being in a band!
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Musical theatre is something that I always wanted to be a part of, and my first ever role on the West End as Joseph in 'Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat' gave me a taste for it.
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I was always used to being centre stage – something that had its good and bad points.
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I always wanted to be with a woman who has the same mindset and wants to look after me like my mum.
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If I get a bad review, I don't take it personally because everyone is entitled to their opinion.
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I've stammered all my life, and it's fair to say that my stammer has shaped my life. It's made me make some decisions that I'm sure I wouldn't have if I didn't suffer with this affliction.
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Finally having the freedom to speak is a really liberating feeling.
On the McGuire course, there's a technique called 'cancellation' where negative experiences are replaced with positive ones.
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Breathing is fundamental to speech. A stammer is caused by erratic airflow, so if you have a smooth airflow, you have smooth speech.
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My speech is really important to me, but the thing is at the moment it can't be more important than my singing. Until I'm an established name all over the world, my speech won't be more important than my music.
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The moment an athlete doesn't train, things start to get a bit rusty.
I'm part of a speech therapy course called the Maguire Programme. It isn't a cure; it's something you need to maintain and work on. I get days where I find things more difficult than others.
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In the music business, I found it was much more about interviews, photo shoots and appearances rather than actual performing, which I do best.
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I really love it in Belfast. I always stay in the most bombed hotel, the Europa!
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No one knows for sure if you can inherit a stammer, and so I worry that my baby might. It's why I want to work on my speech before he arrives. I don't want him to hear me stammer.
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The last thing I wanted was to be with someone who's the same age as me and wanted the limelight, wanted the attention. There's lots of girls out there who do.
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I'm not closing the door on my solo career, but with 5th Story, if the public demand is there, then I'll continue to work with the band. If not, we'll all go our separate ways again.
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I love musical theatre because I love doing a live performance eight times a week.
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